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Ohio reports 20,598 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing total to more than 2 million

See the latest COVID-19 numbers for Ohio.
See the latest COVID-19 numbers for Ohio.

Here is the latest on the coronavirus pandemic in Ohio. This list will be updated after 2 p.m. each day.

Scroll down to see the latest Ohio COVID-19 numbers

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Ohio COVID-19 data as of Friday, Dec. 31

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 667*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 29,447

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 20,598

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 2,016,095

  • Current hospitalizations: 5,601

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 96,443

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 28.4%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,996,480 or 59.85% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,437,356 or 55.07% of the population

The number of current hospitalizations has set a record for the third straight day as the highest yet during the pandemic. The number of new cases is also another daily case record.

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Thursday, Dec. 30

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 28,780

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 19,774

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,995,497

  • Current hospitalizations: 5,468

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 96,193

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 27.0%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,985,672 or 59.76% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,429,949 or 55.01% of the population

The number of current hospitalizations beat the previous day's record as the highest yet during the pandemic.

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Wednesday, Dec. 29

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 28,780

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 20,320

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,975,723

  • Current hospitalizations: 5,356

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 95,709

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 25.8%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,972,058 or 59.65% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,416,639 or 54.89% of the population

The number of new cases, 20,320, is the most reported in a single day during the pandemic. Ohio's seven-day rolling average of new cases is also the highest it's been: 13,591. The number of COVID-19-positive patients being treated in Ohio hospitals Wednesday was also a record for current hospitalizations.

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Tuesday, Dec. 28

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 60*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 28,780

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 15,403

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,955,403

  • Current hospitalizations: 5,207

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 95,117

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 24.7%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,960,596 or 59.55% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,407,960 or 54.82% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Monday, Dec. 27

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 28,720

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 8,092

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,940,000

  • Current hospitalizations: 5,011

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 94,673

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 24.2%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,952,554 or 59.48% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,401,698 or 54.77% of the population

The number of COVID-19-positive patients in Ohio hospitals crossed the 5,000 mark for the first time since Dec. 16, 2020.

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 25 & 26

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 28,720

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 20,917

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,931,908

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,774

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 94,462

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 22.9%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,937,844 or 59.35% of the population**

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,390,967 or 54.67% of the population**

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays **Vaccination numbers as of Dec. 22. Updates were delayed until Dec. 27 due to an outage with the state's immunization database.

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Friday, Dec. 24

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 443*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 28,720

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 14,414

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,910,991

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,659

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 94,353

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 21.8%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,937,844 or 59.35% of the population**

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,390,967 or 54.67% of the population**

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays **Vaccination numbers as of Dec. 22. Updates delayed until Dec. 27 due to outage with state's immunization database.

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Thursday, Dec. 23

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 28,277

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 15,989. This is a single-day record of the pandemic for Ohio.

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,896,577

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,747

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 94,193

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 20.9%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,937,844 or 59.35% of the population**

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,390,967 or 54.67% of the population**

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays **Vaccination numbers as of Dec. 22. Updates delayed until Dec. 27 due to outage with state's immunization database.

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Wednesday, Dec. 22

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 28,277

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 12,864. This is a single-day record of the pandemic for Ohio.

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,880,588

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,778

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 93,794

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 19.8%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,937,844 or 59.35% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,390,967 or 54.67% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Tuesday, Dec. 21

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 249*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 28,277

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 12,502. This is a single-day record of the pandemic for Ohio.

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,867,723

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,797

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 93,302

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 18.8%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,927,726 or 59.27% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,383,048 or 54.61% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Monday, Dec. 20

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 28,028

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 8,082

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,855,222

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,795

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 92,718

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 17.9%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,919,369 or 59.20% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,376,869 or 54.55% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Sunday, Dec. 19

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 28,028

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 7,639

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,847,140

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,675

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 92,519

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 16.6%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,915,778 or 59.16% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,373,653 or 54.53% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Saturday, Dec. 18

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 28,028

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 10,134

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,839,501

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,680

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 92,460

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 16.6%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,909,521 or 59.11% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,367,026 or 54.47% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Friday, Dec. 17

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 434*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 28,028

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 10,025

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,829,367

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,784

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 92,195

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 16.5%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,900,371 or 59.03% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,359,979 or 54.41% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Thursday, Dec. 16

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 27,594

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 11,803**

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,819,342

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,723

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 91,800

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 15.8%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,891,125 or 58.95% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,351,948 or 54.34% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

**Includes a backlog of 1,347 cases

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Wednesday, Dec. 15

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 27,594

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 10,588**

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,807,539

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,735

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 91,409

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 14.4%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,884,418 or 58.90% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,343,822 or 54.27% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

**Includes a backlog of 840 cases

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Tuesday, Dec. 14

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 223*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 27,594

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 9,922**

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,796,951

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,758

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 90,923

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 15.7%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,876,081 or 58.82% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,334,391 or 54.19% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays **Backlog of cases

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Monday, Dec. 13

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 27,371

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 5,618

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,787,029

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,745

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 90,368

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 15.4%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,867,725 or 58.75% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,324,607 or 54.11% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Sunday, Dec. 12

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 27,371

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 4,972

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,781,411

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,653

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 90,116

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 15.6%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,864,544 or 58.73 % of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 3,610,612 or 54.07% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Saturday, Dec. 11

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 27,371

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 8,072

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,776,439

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,536

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 90,045

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 15.8%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,859,484 or 58.68% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,308,344 or 52.97% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Friday, Dec. 10

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 360*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 27,371

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 7,359

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,768,367

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,422

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 89,732

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 15.6%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,851,140 or 58.61% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,297,771 or 53.88% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Thursday, Dec. 9

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 27,011

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 8,500

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,761,008

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,338

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 89,313

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 15.6%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,841,884 or 58.53% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,284,857or 53.77% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Wednesday, Dec. 8

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 27,011

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 8,707

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,752,508

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,297

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 88,960

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 15.5%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,832,266 or 58.45% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,272,020 or 53.66% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Tuesday, Dec. 7

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 160*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 27,011

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 7,876

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,743,801

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,203

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 88,565

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 15.5%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,824,317 or 58.38% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,261,891 or 53.57% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Monday, Dec. 6

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 26,851

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 4,922

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,735,925

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,214

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 87,953

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 15.5%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,815,647 or 58.31% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,251,765 or 53.48% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Sunday, Dec. 5

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 26,851

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 5,334

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,731,003

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,076

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 87,776

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 15.5%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,811,987 or 58.28% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,244,183 or 53.42% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Saturday, Dec. 4

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 26,851

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 7,793

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,725,649

  • Current hospitalizations: 4,020

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 87,696

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 15.8%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,806,362 or 58.23% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,230,303 or 53.30% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Friday, Dec. 3

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 264*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 26,851

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 9,584

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,717,876

  • Current hospitalizations: 3,997

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 87,504

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 15.9%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,794,732 or 58.13% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,211,984 or 53.14% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Thursday, Dec. 2

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 26,587

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 9,131

    • Sept. 10 was the last time there were more than 9,000 cases

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,708,292

  • Current hospitalizations: 3,916

    • Jan. 12 was the last time there were more hospitalizations

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 87,244

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 15.5%

    • Highest peak since Dec. 6

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,782,133 or 58.02% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,199,585 or 53.04% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

Ohio COVID-19 data as of Wednesday, Dec. 1

  • New deaths of Ohioans: 0*

  • Deaths of Ohioans since start of the pandemic: 26,587

  • New and confirmed probable cases: 8,944

  • Total cases since start of pandemic: 1,699,161

  • Current hospitalizations: 3,889

  • Cumulative hospitalizations: 86,878

  • Seven-day average PCR test positivity rate: 14.9%

  • People vaccinated with at least one dose: 6,771,593 or 57.93% of the population

  • People fully vaccinated: 6,187,653 or 52.94% of the population

* Death totals are reported only on Tuesdays and Fridays

See past Ohio COVID-19 numbers:

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY NETWORK: Here's how many COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations were reported in Ohio