Ohio reports 5,859 new COVID-19 cases, 81 new deaths, 40,056 new vaccinations

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 23, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 5,859 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 859,841.

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The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 6,913. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 754,315 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 88% of total cases.

There were 611 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. There were 145 new cases reported in Cleveland, bringing the total to 22,919.

There have now been 10,680 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 81 new deaths were reported today, higher than the 21-day average of 79.

As of today, 724,135 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.

Cv Current trends 1-23-21


The ODH reported 166 new hospitalizations today, with 22 ICU admissions. There are currently 3,117 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 772 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 60.16% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 11.40%, leaving 28.44% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 16.20% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 58.43% of ICU beds, and 25.37% of ICU beds are currently open.

Cv hospitalizations 1-23-21


There were 55,556 tests done on Jan. 21, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 7.5% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 9.5%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

Cv testing Jan 21


To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 575,003 people in Ohio, which is 4.92% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 40,056 people in the last 24 hours.

The state has not yet released data on how many vaccinations have been completed with a second dose.

Cv vaccinations Jan. 23

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