March 9: Ohio reports 1,893 new COVID-19 cases, 160 new deaths, 27,263 new vaccinations

Posted at 2:51 PM, Mar 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-09 14:51:06-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,893 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 981,618.

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The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 1,825. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 838,235 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 85% of total cases.

To date, there have been 97,369 total coronavirus cases reported in Cuyahoga County.

There have now been 17,662 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 160 new deaths were reported today.

As of today, 929,414 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 132 new hospitalizations today, with 17 ICU admissions. There are currently 929 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 249 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 66% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 3%, leaving 29% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 5% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 64% of ICU beds, and 30% 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 1,997,268 people in Ohio, which is 17.09% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 27,263 people in the last 24 hours.

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The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 1,134,801 people, which is 9.71% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 25,178 people.

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This chart shows the vaccination rates of each Ohio county:


There were 13,744 tests done on Sunday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 4.1% percent were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 3%. 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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