968 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio Sunday; new hospitalizations increase

Posted at 4:24 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 16:24:28-04

The Ohio Department of Health reported 968 new COVID-19 cases across the state on Sunday, bringing the total to 57,151 COVID-19 cases to date.

While the daily number of cases has remained high over the past several days, Sunday saw an uptick in hospitalizations reports, with 61 new admissions, up from the 27 reported on Saturday. With the rise in hospital admissions, the 21-day average now sits at 61.

There have been a total of 8,172 hospitalizations to date.

Despite high numbers of COVID-19 cases and the increase in hospitalizations, the number of ICU admissions — six, compared to the 21-day average of 14 — and COVID-19-related deaths remains low.

On Sunday, the Ohio Department of Health reported four new COVID-19-related deaths, the same amount reported on Saturday. Reported deaths remain below average, with the 21-day average sitting at 17. There have been a total of 2,911 deaths to date, with a median age of 80, according to the state’s reports.

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Ohio’s largest counties, as expected, reported the highest number of new daily cases, with 153 new cases in Cuyahoga County, 154 new cases in Hamilton County and 248 new cases in Franklin County.

Cuyahoga, Franklin, Huron, Trumbull, Montgomery, Butler and Hamilton counties all remain under a Level 3 advisory. No counties have been deemed Level 4 at this time.

With the exception of the three at Level 3, most Northeast Ohio counties remain at Level 2, although Erie, Ashland, Geauga, Ashtabula, Portage and Carroll all remain at Level 1.

The Ohio Department of Health estimates that a total of 40,460 of the 57,151 total COVID-19 cases are now recovered.

The data in the charts above is updated daily. After 24 hours, it may not reflect the statistics on the date this story was published.

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