COLUMBUS, Ohio — "Things are getting worse," Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said candidly during his Thursday coronavirus briefing.
The Ohio Department of Health reported 7,101 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, a new single-day record-high, and 268 new coronavirus-related hospitalizations, the second-highest reported in one day.
The number of new cases today is nearly 3,000 cases higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 4,001. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 259,499 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 94% of the 274,457 total cases reported in Ohio so far.
There were 832 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today, over 200 cases above the previous single-day record high.
There have now been 5,658 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 35 new deaths were reported today, higher than the 21-day average of 24.
The ODH reported 268 new hospitalizations today, with 21 ICU admissions.
DeWine said Ohio is currently at the highest point of both COVID-19 patients in the hospital and ICU since the beginning of the pandemic. He presented a chart showing the spike in hospitalizations and rise in ICU visits over the past several weeks.
Outpatient visits for patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 are also spiking, as seen in the chart below:
COVID-related emergency room visits have also spiked, outpacing the previous peak of this metric, set back in July:
As of today, 194,846 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.
There were 53,839 tests done on Nov. 10, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 13.2% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 10.6%. The positivity rate is the highest it has been since mid-April, when only a few thousand tests were being done each day.
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During his Thursday COVID-19 briefing, DeWine again debunked the notion that the case numbers are only going up because more people are getting tested. DeWine said that the number of cases has spiked by almost four times the amount of tests being done.
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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