Ohio reports 9,030 new COVID-19 cases, 119 deaths, record-high 585 new hospitalizations

Grim trends continue
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Posted at 3:00 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 20:04:12-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 9,030 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 430,093. The state also reported 585 new COVID-related hospitalizations over the last 24 hours, leaving Ohio's hospitals with just 25.4% of inpatient beds available, and 20.8% availability for ICU beds.

The number of new cases today is about 1,000 cases higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 8,029. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 406,780 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 95% of total cases.

There were 824 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. Cleveland reported 218 new cases, bringing their total to 11,893.

There have now been 6,548 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 119 new deaths were reported today, over twice the 21-day average of 48.

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Dashboard showing current trends for several key COVID-19 metrics.

The ODH reported 585 new hospitalizations today, with 47 ICU admissions, both above the 21-day average. The state's hospitals continue to edge closer to capacity, with 5,226 COVID-19 positive patients currently in hospitals and 1,233 positive patients in ICUs.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 55.5% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 19%, leaving 25.4% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 25.7% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 53.7% of ICU beds, and 20.8% of ICU beds are currently open.

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Dashboard showing current and cumulative COVID hospitalization metrics.

As of today, 280,716 Ohioans are presumed recovered, according to the ODH.

There were 48,085 tests done on Nov. 29, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 14.4% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 14.7%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

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ODH chart showing COVID tests performed each day, and the percent of tests that were positive.

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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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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