Ohio reports 7,526 new COVID-19 cases, 151 new coronavirus-related deaths

Cases and hospitalizations rise
Posted at 2:51 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 20:03:53-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 7,526 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 682,570.

The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 8,217. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 614,031 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 90% of total cases.

There were 707 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. Cleveland reported 214 cases, bringing their total to 18,618.

There have now been 8,722 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 151 new deaths were reported today, higher than the 21-day average of 77.

The ODH reported 560 new hospitalizations today, with 52 ICU admissions. There are currently 4,516 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 1,110 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 55.23% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 16.30%, leaving 28.47% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 22.85% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 53.42% of ICU beds, and 23.73% of ICU beds are currently open.

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Charts show the current number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ohio.

As of today, 534,487 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

There were 18,311 tests done on Sunday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 15.5 percent were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 13%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

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Graph shows the number of COVID-19 tests performed in Ohio and the state's percent positivity rate.

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

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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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