COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 6,548 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 629,354.
The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 9,919. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 570,774 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 91% of total cases.
There were 681 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today.
There have now been 8,122 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 75 new deaths were reported today, lower than the 21-day average of 81.
The ODH reported 301 new hospitalizations today, with 37 ICU admissions, both of which were below the 21-day average. There are currently 4,758 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals and 1,126 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.
Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 51% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 18%, leaving 32% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 23% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 52% of ICU beds, and 25% of ICU beds are currently open.
As of today, 454,354 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.
There were 34,155 tests done on Dec. 19, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 14.1% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 13.9%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.
The median age of patients is 43 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 109 years old.
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.
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