Ohio reports 7,875 new COVID-19 cases, 51 new coronavirus-related deaths

Posted at 3:23 PM, Dec 14, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 7,875 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 570,602.

The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 9,871. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 522,467 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 92% of total cases.

There were 798 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. There were 189 new cases reported in Cleveland Monday, bringing the total to 15,627.

There have now been 7,551 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 51 new deaths were reported today, lower than the 21-day average of 73.

The ODH reported 291 new hospitalizations today, with 38 ICU admissions. There are currently 5,157 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 1,225 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 53% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 19%, leaving 28% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 25% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 52% of ICU beds, and 22% of ICU beds are currently open.

As of today, 392,565 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

There were 49,676 tests done on Dec. 12, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 15.2% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 15.3%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

The median age of patients is 42 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 109 years old.

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