Ohio reports 14,293 new COVID-19 cases, 55 new coronavirus-related deaths over last 48 hours

Posted at 2:29 PM, Jan 02, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 14,293 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 714,673. The state did not report numbers on New Year's Day. The numbers reported Saturday include numbers from Jan. 1 and 2.

The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 7,677. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 640,812 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 90% of total cases.

There were 1,605 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today.

There have now been 9,017 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 55 new deaths were reported today, lower than the 21-day average of 73.

The ODH reported 299 new hospitalizations today, with 40 ICU admissions. There are currently 4,102 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 1,036 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 50.38% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 15.09%, leaving 34.53% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 21.65% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 53.35% of ICU beds, and 24.99% of ICU beds are currently open.

Screen Shot 2021-01-02 at 2.23.26 PM.png
Graph shows the current hospital bed capacity in Ohio.

As of today, 573,641 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

There were 62,663 tests done on Dec. 30, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 13.7% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 14%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

Screen Shot 2021-01-02 at 2.25.47 PM.png
Graph shows the number of COVID-19 tests administered in Ohio and the resulting positivity percent.

The median age of patients is 43 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 111 years old.

View more COVID-19 data visualizations from News 5 here.

View more data from the ODH on their COVID-19 dashboard here.

Note: Some of the charts above are updated with new data daily, and after 24 hours, may not reflect the statistics at the time this story was published.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Read our daily Coronavirus Live Blog for the latest updates and news on coronavirus.

We're Open! Northeast Ohio is place created by News 5 to open us up to new ways of thinking, new ways of gathering and new ways of supporting each other.

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Ohio, a timeline of Governor Mike DeWine's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Northeast Ohio, and link to more information from the Ohio Department of Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the CDC and the WHO.

See data visualizations showing the impact of coronavirus in Ohio, including county-by-county maps, charts showing the spread of the disease, and more.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Here is everything you need to know about testing for coronavirus in Ohio.

Here's a list of things in Northeast Ohio closed due to coronavirus concerns

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.