Ohio reports 5,857 new COVID-19 cases, 33 new coronavirus-related deaths on Dec. 27

Dashboard _ Key Indicators (10).png
Dashboard_ Hospitalization Overview (4).png
Daily Tested (18).png
Public County Dash (1).png
Posted at 3:09 PM, Dec 27, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 5,857 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Sunday, Dec. 27, bringing the total number of cases to 670,525.

Current Trends

The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 9,310. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 605,214 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 90% of total cases.

There were 596 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today.

There have now been 8,509 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 33 new deaths were reported today, lower than the 21-day average of 74.

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


The ODH reported 273 new hospitalizations today, with 30 ICU admissions. There are currently 4,371 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 1,083 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Dashboard _ Key Indicators (10).png
Current COVID-19 trend data as of Dec. 27.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 47% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 16%, leaving 36% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 22% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 50% of ICU beds, and 26% of ICU beds are currently open.

Dashboard_ Hospitalization Overview (4).png
COVID-19 hospitalization data as of Dec. 27.

As of today, 517,057 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.


There were 26,550 tests done on Dec. 25 the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 12.4% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 12.9%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

Daily Tested (18).png
COVID-19 testing data as of Dec. 27.


To date, vaccinations have been started in 51,716 Ohioans, which is .44% of the state's population. There were 980 vaccines started on Dec. 26, 163 on Dec. 25, 8,234 on Dec. 24 and 19,595 on Dec. 23.

Public County Dash (1).png
COVID-19 vaccination data as of Dec. 27.

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.