Ohio sees uptick in hospitalizations, ICU admissions over last 24 hours

Posted at 2:43 PM, Mar 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-29 14:43:46-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — While Monday's daily reported COVID-19 cases metric remains lower than the 21-day average, an uptick in both hospitalizations and ICU admissions was reported Monday afternoon.

The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,497 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 1,013,119.

Key Metrics

As of last Thursday, statewide, Ohio reported 146.9 cases per 100,000 residents over the preceding two weeks, the metric being used to determine when state health orders will be lifted.

The chart below shows the progress over time toward the 50 case-per-100,000-people threshold that must be met.

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The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 1,590. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 859,423 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 85% of total cases.

To date, there have been 101,402 total coronavirus cases reported in Cuyahoga County.

There have now been 18,526 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; no 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, 962,971 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

The median age of patients is 42 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 111 years old.

3/29/21 CV key indicators


The ODH reported 103 new hospitalizations today, with 22 ICU admissions, both higher than their 21-day averages of 88 and nine, respectively. There are currently 963 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 251 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 63.17% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 3.53%, leaving 33.30% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 5.31% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 61.83% of ICU beds, and 32.86% of ICU beds are currently open.


Here's how Ohio's vaccination rate compares to other states:

To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 3,276,391 people in Ohio, which is 28.03% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 31,335 people in the last 24 hours.

3/29/21 CV vaccination started

The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 1,876,899 people, which is 16.06% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 19,231 people.

3/29/21 CV vaccination completed

This chart shows the vaccination rates of each Ohio county:


There were 19,803 tests done on March 27, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 4.3% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 3.6%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

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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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