New COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio falls below 2,000 for first time since October

Posted at 4:42 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 20:00:58-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,926 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, marking the first time since Oct. 19 that the new daily case total was below 2,000. The newly reported cases bring the total number to 922,143.

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The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 4,337. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 799,445 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 87% of total cases.

There were 174 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. Cleveland reported 46 new cases, bringing their total to 24,160.

There have now been 11,695 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 36 new deaths were reported today, lower than the 21-day average of 67.

As of today, 828,455 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 134 new hospitalizations today, with 11 ICU admissions. There are currently 2,012 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals and 521 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 59.46% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 7.36%, leaving 33.18% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 10.98% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 58.36% of ICU beds, and 30.66% of ICU beds are currently open.

CV hospitalizations 2/8/21


There were 24,826 tests done on Feb. 6, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 6.6% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 7%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

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To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 1,058,141 people in Ohio, which is 9.05% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 20,725 people in the last 24 hours.

The COVID-19 vaccine has been completed in 311,669 people in Ohio to date, which is 2.67% of the state's population. The vaccine has been completed in 6,659 people in the last 24 hours.

CV vaccinations 2/8/21

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