Ohio reports 2,086 new cases, 721 deaths after under-reporting from October through December

Posted at 3:10 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 21:01:50-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 2,806 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 931,437.

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The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 3,892. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 805,971 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 87% of total cases.

There were 185 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. Cleveland reported 105 new cases and 14 deaths.

The state reported 721 coronavirus deaths on Thursday; of those, 650 were from a backlog of reported deaths due to the state under-reporting from October through December of last year. A total of 12,577 deaths have been reported in Ohio.

RELATED: Up to 4,000 COVID-19 related-deaths went unreported on state’s dashboard, according to ODH

As of today, 848,058 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 189 new hospitalizations today, with 19 ICU admissions. There are currently 1,862 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals and 479 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 65% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 7%, leaving 28% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 10% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 63% of ICU beds, and 27% of ICU beds are currently open.

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There were 41,973 tests done on Feb. 9, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 5.4% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 6%. 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 1,161,056 people in Ohio, which is 9.93% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 55,013 people in the last 24 hours.

The vaccine has been completed in 374,380 people.

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