COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio reported a record-high number of COVID-19 cases Friday – 1,525 – bringing the state total to 62,856 as both the number of tests being done and the percent of positive tests continues to climb.
There are 59,000 cases confirmed by a viral test, accounting for 94% of total tests, and 3,856 cases that meet the CDC’s definition of probable for coronavirus, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
As of Friday, the ODH reports 955,697 total tested in the state, and on July 8, 22,123 people were tested, the highest number of tests in a single day so far. The positivity rate, or percent of positive COVID-19 tests, is at 6.7%; that rate has been gradually increasing over the past several weeks. Gov. DeWine and health professionals in Ohio have asserted that because the positivity rate has not gone down as testing has increased, the prevalence of testing is not the sole factor in the recent spike in cases in our state.
After passing 3,000 deaths on Thursday, 26 more deaths were reported Friday, above the 21-day average of 17, according to ODH.
There were 131 hospitalizations reported Friday, nearly double the 21-day average of 73. There were 15 new ICU admissions, near the 21-day average of 16.
Out of the 62,856 cases reported to date, 43,435 of them are presumed recovered by the ODH.
Some county-level data was not made available by the state on Thursday; News 5 has reached out to health officials so that we can add complete data to our data visualizations.
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