COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,989 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 1,017,566. The state reported 469 fewer cases on Wednesday than on Tuesday, but the current number of cases remains hundreds above the 21-day average.
As of last Thursday, statewide, Ohio reported 146.9 cases per 100,000 residents over the preceding two weeks, the metric being used to determine when state health orders will be lifted.
The chart below shows the progress over time toward the 50 case-per-100,000-people threshold that must be met.
The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 1,623. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 860,817 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 85% of total cases.
To date, there have been 101,978 total coronavirus cases reported in Cuyahoga County.
There have now been 18,609 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, 966,333 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.
Here's how Ohio's vaccination rate compares to other states:
To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 3,387,577 people in Ohio, which is 28.98% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 65,459 people in the last 24 hours.
The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 1,947,427 people, which is 16.66% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 39,921 people.
This chart shows the vaccination rates of each Ohio county:
The ODH reported 108 new hospitalizations today, with 13 ICU admissions. There are currently 975 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 251 COVID-19 patients in the ICU. The number of new hospitalizations and ICU admissions are higher than the 21-day average.
Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 66.35% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 3.57%, leaving 30.08% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 5.30% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 64.08% of ICU beds, and 30.62% of ICU beds are currently open.
There were 15,572 tests done on Monday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 6.5% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 4%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.
View more data from the ODH on their COVID-19 dashboard here.
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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