Sept. 9: Ohio spikes to 582.4 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents

Posted at 4:11 PM, Sep 09, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio has spiked to 582.4 coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents as the delta variant runs rampant, particularly across the southern portion of the state. In June, Ohio reported fewer than 50 cases per 100,000 residents, a key benchmark once touted by state health officials for lifting state health orders.

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The Ohio Department of Health reported 7,897 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 1,276,738.

The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 5,009. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 1,055,038 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 83% of total cases.

To date, there have been 128,356 total coronavirus cases reported in Cuyahoga County.

There have now been 21,020 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, 1,155,592 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.

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

To date, the COVID-19 vaccine has been started in 6,148,248 people in Ohio, which is 52.6% of the state's population. The vaccine has been started in 9,336 people in the last 24 hours.

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The COVID-19 vaccination has been completed in a total of 5,685,388 people, which is 48.64% of the state's population. In the last 24 hours, the vaccine has been completed in 10,655 people.

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This chart shows the vaccination rates of each Ohio county:


The ODH reported 255 new hospitalizations today, with 24 ICU admissions, both of which were higher than the 21-day average. There are currently 3,178 COVID-19 patients in Ohio's hospitals, and 873 COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

Non-COVID patients are currently occupying 67% of the state's hospital beds, according to ODH. COVID-positive patients account for 12%, leaving 21% of beds currently available. COVID patients make up 18% of the state's ICU beds, non-COVID patients are occupying 61% of ICU beds, and 21% of ICU beds are currently open.

Since January 1, 22,663 residents who haven't been vaccinated have been hospitalized due to coronavirus, compared to 652 fully vaccinated people. More than 7,000 Ohio residents have died from coronavirus who weren't vaccinated, compared to 87 who were.


There were 30,207 tests done on Sept. 7, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 14.7% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 13.7%. 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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