Ohio reports 4,600 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number of daily cases since January

Posted at 3:30 PM, Aug 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-25 15:30:11-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Another day, another set of case numbers that mirror the early 2021 height of the pandemic.

The Ohio Department of Health reported 4,600 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 1,192,478. It's the largest amount of daily cases since Jan. 26, when the state reported 4,623 cases. Hospitalizations remain well above the 21-day average.

On Tuesday, Ohio also reported 277 hospitalizations, the highest number in months. Today, the state reported slightly less with 225 admissions.

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The number of new cases today is thousands higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 2,739. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 989,925 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 83% of total cases.

To date, there have been 122,770 total coronavirus cases reported in Cuyahoga County.

There have now been 20,729 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; no new deaths were reported today as the state changes the frequency in which mortality is reported. To date, this summer surge in cases has not been accompanied by a surge in deaths.

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, 1,115,261 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

The median age of patients is 41 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 111 years old.

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

To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 6,013,668 people in Ohio, which is 51.45% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 11,926 people in the last 24 hours.

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The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 5,555,846 people, which is 47.53% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 10,345 people.

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This chart shows the vaccination rates of each Ohio county:


The ODH reported 225 new hospitalizations today, with 19 ICU admissions. There are currently 2,142 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 617 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 69.9% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 7.9%, leaving 22.2% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 12.86% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 62.25% of ICU beds, and 24.89% of ICU beds are currently open.


There were 27,551 tests done on Monday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 10.9% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 9.4%. 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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