Coronavirus cases in Ohio top 30,000, highest number of new cases since May 8 reported today

Posted at 3:17 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 19:01:19-04

CLEVELAND — New coronavirus cases in the state of Ohio increased by the highest number in almost two weeks on Thursday, bringing the total to over 30,000 cases.

Ohio reported 731 new COVID-19 cases, which is the highest amount of new cases since May 8.

The state reported a total of 30,167 cases.

Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton said that although the spike is larger than the 21 day average, the state has stayed relatively the same with new cases.

"Again, we're going up and down over the 21 day trend period, but by and large, they are staying very much plateaued," Acton said.

The reason that state saw a huge spike could be because Cuyahoga County reported the most cases they ever have since the start of the pandemic. The county reported new 155 cases Thursday, bringing the total to 3,667.

Ohio reported 1,867 total deaths from the virus to date and 5,295 hospitalizations.

The City of Cleveland reported 44 new cases and four new deaths. Cleveland has reported 1,319 cases and 44 deaths since the start of the pandemic due to the virus.

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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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