The Ohio Department of Health reported 7,065 new cases of COVID-19, 241 hospitalizations and 78 deaths on Saturday.
Reported cases as of Jan. 16:
- 821,507 cases
- 10,135 deaths
- 43,048 hospitalizations
- 672,231 presumed recoveries
- 414,062 people who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
Editor's Note: A change in reporting Ohio's COVID-19 cases
For most of the pandemic, 10TV reported only the confirmed COVID-19 data from the Ohio Department of Health. We made the decision based on what we knew about testing at the time. That information has since changed.
ODH is now including antigen test results in the total number of cases (confirmed and probable). Gov. Mike DeWine said antigen tests are “a bigger part of our overall picture of understanding COVID-19” and that it’s important to capture that information. So that is what we will do.
Moving forward 10TV will report the total number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths to make sure to paint the full picture of what is going on in our state.
RECENT CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE:
- Franklin County leaders announce plans for Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine rollout
- Central Ohio counties release COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans
- US COVID-19 deaths hit another one-day high at over 4,300
- Ohio State's Schottenstein Center to be used as mass COVID-19 vaccination site
- DeWine lays out plan for next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations
LATEST CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING:
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in a couple of weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems are at higher risk of more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death.
10TV is committed to bringing you a FACTS NOT FEAR approach to our coronavirus reporting. You can count on 10TV to give you the latest developments and the impacts on you and your family. For complete coverage, visit: 10TV.com/coronavirus.
For more information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.