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May 24: Ohio reports fewer than 600 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since last June

CORONAVIRUS IN OHIO
Posted at 2:19 PM, May 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-24 14:19:55-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 566 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 1,097,866.

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The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 1,041. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 919,534 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 84% of total cases.

To date, there have been 114,272 total coronavirus cases reported in Cuyahoga County.

There have now been 19,709 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; no new deaths were reported today as the state changes the frequency in which mortality is reported.

As other states do not send the death certificates for Ohioans who die out of state to ODH's Bureau of Vital Statistics on a regular schedule, the mortality data provided by Ohio will continue to fluctuate and those deaths will be assigned to their appropriate dates.

As of today, 1,056,441 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

The median age of patients is 41 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 111 years old.

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Vaccinations

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

To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 5,179,064 people in Ohio, which is 44.31% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 9,075 people in the last 24 hours.

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The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 4,539,891 people, which is 38.84% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 7,763 people.

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This chart shows the vaccination rates of each Ohio county:

Hospitalizations

The ODH reported 88 new hospitalizations today, with eight ICU admissions, both of which were lower than the 21-day average. There are currently 767 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 242 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 31% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 5% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 63% of ICU beds, and 32% of ICU beds are currently open.

Testing

There were 17,127 tests done on May 22, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 2.8% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 3.3%. 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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