COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 50,299 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, a result of a multiple-day backlog of tens of thousands of results. The agency also reported 345 additional hospitalizations and 0 new deaths related to COVID-19.
The backlog comes as the omicron variant drives Ohio case numbers to reach all-time highs.
Data collected between Dec. 18, 2021 and Jan. 1, 2022 shows omicron makes up 74.24% of all cases in Ohio with delta accounting for 24.83%. In the previous two-week reporting period, omicron was 31.44% and delta was 68.10%.
The state is also experiencing the highest number of COVID-related hospital admissions since the start of the pandemic.
Reported data as of Jan. 15:
- 2,357,990 cases
- 30,922 deaths
- 102,004 hospitalizations
- 1,912,458 presumed recoveries
- 7,100,309 (60.74%) have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
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