Coronavirus in Ohio Friday update: Latest number of cases to be released at 2pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Health is scheduled to release the latest number of COVID-19 cases in the state at 2 p.m., Friday. 

Numbers as of Thursday, Jan. 13 follow:

Total Change
New cases 2,266,236 +19,262
Hospitalizations 101,187 +416
ICU admissions 12,191 +33
Deaths* 30,435 +N/A
*–Deaths are updated twice a week, usually on Tuesdays and Fridays

The 21-day case average is above 17,600.

The department reported 9,677 people started the vaccination process, bringing the total to 7,084,804, which is 60.61% of the state’s population. And 24,987 received booster shots.

The Ohio Hospital Association reported the following numbers related to COVID-19 patients:

Hospitalized patients
with COVID-19
No. Percent of
total beds
Percent of total
beds available
Total 6,607 26.2% 15.8%
In ICU 1,228 27.65% 14.86%
On ventilator 862 17.25% 59.38%

An Illinois based company with multiple complaints to the BBB with hundreds of COVID-19 testing locations across the country is temporarily closing all of its sites, including here in central Ohio. The Ohio Department of Health is prioritizing free rapid tests for schools and colleges in Ohio. It’s putting a pause on distribution to other community partners like libraries and health departments. when Aryeh Alex, the commissioner for Columbus Franklin County Metro Parks, was diagnosed with COVID-19 the medical team at OSU Wexner reached out, informing him he’d met the criteria for Pfizer’s antiviral COVID pill known as paxlovid.

Go to this website for the current quarantine and isolation guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.

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