COLUMBUS, Ohio — Another day, another distressing milestone. On Friday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 9,019 cases of COVID-19, the highest daily case count since Jan. 8, which was during a span when the pandemic previously peaked in the state. Hospitalizations and ICU admissions still remain higher than the 21-day average this week. Daily cases are starting to compete in number with vaccinations. Only 235 more people completed vaccinations than contracted COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 5,258. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 1,061,855 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 83% of total cases.
To date, there have been 128,905 total coronavirus cases reported in Cuyahoga County.
There have now been 21,154 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 134 new deaths were reported today as the state changes the frequency in which mortality is reported.
As other states do not send the death certificates for Ohioans who die out of state to ODH's Bureau of Vital Statistics on a regular schedule, the mortality data provided by Ohio will continue to fluctuate and those deaths will be assigned to their appropriate dates.
As of today, 1,159,265 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.
The median age of patients is 40 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 111 years old.
Here's how Ohio's vaccination rate compares to other states:
To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 6,158,621 people in Ohio, which is 52.69% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 10,514 people in the last 24 hours.
The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 5,694,547 people, which is 48.72% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 9,254 people.
This chart shows the vaccination rates of each Ohio county:
The ODH reported 261 new hospitalizations today, with 19 ICU admissions. There are currently 3,234 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 899 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.
Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 66.2% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 12%, leaving 21.8% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 18.78% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 59.66% of ICU beds, and 21.56% of ICU beds are currently open.
There were 49,678 tests done on Wednesday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 13.5% 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.
Note: The charts above are updated from a variety of sources, and may or may not reflect the latest COVID-19 data released by the state. These charts are regularly updated with new data and may not reflect the statistics in the text of this story at the time it was published.
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