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COVID-19 in Ohio: 50,299 new cases reported Saturday due to multi-day backlog

The Ohio Department of Health has now reported a total of 2,357,990 coronavirus cases in the state.

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 

Breakdown of Ohio cases by county >>

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