Ohio reports 9,535 new COVID-19 cases, 82 new deaths, 29,028 new vaccinations

Posted at 3:00 PM, Jan 08, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 9,535 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 762,603.

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The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 7,464. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 678,441 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 89% of total cases.

There were 717 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. There were 224 new cases reported in Cleveland and four new COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total to 20,515 cases and 190 fatalities.

There have now been 9,544 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 82 new deaths were reported today, higher than the 21-day average of 75.

As of today, 621,185 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

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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The ODH reported 318 new hospitalizations today, with 34 ICU admissions. There are currently 4,066 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 1,004 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 59.27% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 14.68%, leaving 26.06% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 20.83% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 57.48% of ICU beds, and 21.68% of ICU beds are currently open.

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Graph shows the number of hospitalizations in Ohio.


There were 68,565 tests done on Wednesday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 12.3 percent were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 14%. 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 administered in Ohio.


To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 248,600 people in Ohio, which is 2.13% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 29,028 people in the last 24 hours.

The vaccine has yet to be completed in any Ohio residents, as the second dose must be administered three or four weeks after the first dose.

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Chart shows the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in Ohio.

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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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