COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 6,808 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 721,481.
The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 7,560. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 646,747 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 90% of total cases.
There were 778 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today.
There have now been 9,076 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 59 new deaths were reported today, lower than the 21-day average of 75.
The ODH reported 165 new hospitalizations today, with 23 ICU admissions, both of which were below the 21-day average. There are currently 4,237 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 1,054 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.
Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 52% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 16%, leaving 33% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 22% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 54% of ICU beds, and 24% of ICU beds are currently open.
As of today, 579,583 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.
There were 31,410 tests done on Jan. 1, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 15% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 14.4%. 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.
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