March 21: Ohio reports 931 new COVID-19 cases, 55,697 new vaccinations

Posted at 2:10 PM, Mar 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-21 14:10:22-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 931 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 999,750.

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The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 1,539. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 850,351 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 85% of total cases.

To date, there have been 99,616 total coronavirus cases reported in Cuyahoga County.

There have now been 18,340 coronavirus-related deaths across the state.

As of today, 951,197 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

The median age of patients is 42 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 111 years old.

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The ODH reported 30 new hospitalizations today, with two ICU admissions, both of which were lower than the 21-day average. There are currently 831 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 222 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 62% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 3%, leaving 35% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 5% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 60% of ICU beds, and 35% of ICU beds are currently open.


Here's how Ohio's vaccination rate compares to other states:

To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 2,786,318 people in Ohio, which is 23.84% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 55,697 people in the last 24 hours.

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The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 1,593,427 people, which is 13.63% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 27,871 people.

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This chart shows the vaccination rates of each Ohio county:


There were 27,111 tests done on March 19, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 3% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 3.5%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

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Note: The charts above are updated from a variety of sources, and may or may not reflect the latest COVID-19 data released by the state. These charts are regularly updated with new data and may not reflect the statistics in the text of this story at the time it was published.

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