COVID-19 in Ohio: 471 new cases, 47 deaths reported Wednesday; total now 25,721 cases, 1,483 deaths

New cases higher than predicted mitigated curve
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Posted at 3:23 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 20:05:56-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — There are now 25,721 total cases of coronavirus reported in Ohio, an increase of 471 cases since Tuesday. There were 47 deaths reported Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 1,483.

View a map showing the current number of cases in each county below:

The number of new cases reported Wednesday was two fewer than the previous day, and the lowest number since Sunday, May 10, which saw just 384 new cases. Over the last five days, the average number of new cases reported was 541, compared to an average of 620.4 new cases from May 4 to May 8.

The chart below shows the number of new cases reported in Ohio each day:

There were 71 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County Wednesday, which is the highest number since May 8, when there were 97 new cases reported.

The number of new cases in Cuyahoga County each day can be seen in the chart below:

While the average number of new cases has declined, Ohio is still above the projected number of new cases forecast by the Quantitative Epidemiologists at the Infectious Disease Institute at The Ohio State University. The modeling done April 5 for the "mitigated curve," which includes preventative measures such as strict social distancing, predicted Ohio would have just 365 new cases on May 13.

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This forecast model from The Ohio State University shows the predicted curves of new cases per day when doing nothing to mitigate the disease (yellow) and practicing strict social distancing (light blue).

To date, 224,378 people in Ohio have been tested for COVID-19.

Cuyahoga County has the second-highest number of recorded deaths in Ohio with 153, second only to Lucas County with 187.

View a county-by-county breakdown of COVID-19 deaths in the map below:

The City of Cleveland reported 35 new cases, bringing their total to 1,046.

Gov. Mike DeWine did not hold a coronavirus news conference Wednesday, nor did Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton provide additional insight into the state’s daily coronavirus report. DeWine, Acton and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted are expected to speak to the media on Thursday at 2 p.m.

Note that the data in the charts and maps above is updated daily, and after 24 hours, they may not reflect the statistics on the date this story was published.