Ohio passes 2 million total COVID-19 cases

Posted at 3:09 PM, Dec 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-31 15:09:04-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — On the last day of 2021, Ohio hit a grim milestone, surpassing more than 2 million total cases of COVID-19. In the last 24 hours, 250 people were hospitalized and 19 people were admitted to the ICU. More than 29,000 Ohioans have died from the disease.

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

To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 6,996,480 people in Ohio, which is 59.85% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 10,382 people in the last 24 hours.

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The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 6,437,356 people, which is 55.07% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 6,564 people.

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This chart shows the vaccination rates of each Ohio county:

There are currently 5,601 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 1,240 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying [blank]% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 60.4%, leaving 17.1% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 27.65% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 59.79% of ICU beds, and 12.56% of ICU beds are currently open.

There were 55,914 tests done on Wednesday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 27.7% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 28.4%. 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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