COLUMBUS, Ohio — Statewide deaths are starting to climb, as the Ohio Department of Health reports 5,874 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total number of cases to 267,356.
The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 3,779. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 252,510 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 94% of total cases.
There were 537 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. Cleveland reported a record-breaking 194 cases on Wednesday.
There have now been 5,623 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 76 new deaths were reported today, more than triple the 21-day average of 23.
The ODH reported 253 new hospitalizations today; the 21-day average is 179. The state reports 36 new ICU admissions against a 21-day average of 23.
The state's rising case count began the first week of October and has yet to relent.
As of today, 191,950 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.
There were 42,750 tests done on Monday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 11.9% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 10%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.
The last time a single-day testing positivity rate was higher than today’s was when it was 12% on April 29. The highest single-day positivity rate was on April 19, when 36% of the 3,765 tests resulted in positive results.
The median age of patients is 41 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 109 years old.
View more data from the ODH on their COVID-19 dashboard here.
Note: Some of the charts above are updated with new data daily, and after 24 hours, may not reflect the statistics at the time this story was published.
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