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Franklin County tops 10,000 COVID-19 cases as Ohio’s daily case numbers remain high

Posted at 3:38 PM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 15:38:07-04

The Ohio Department of Health reported 926 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to date to 56,183.

Franklin County topped 10,000 cases on Saturday after 198 new cases were reported in the county. There have been a total of 10,023 COVID-19 cases in Franklin County to date.

The state’s new color-coded Public Health Advisory System lists Franklin County at Level 3, with an asterisk deeming it at severe risk of moving up to Level 4. The county has not been flagged for the hospital admission or ICU admission indicators but has been flagged for all five other indicators.

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Cuyahoga County also remains at Level 3 and has now reported 7,571 COVID-19 cases to date with 179 new cases reported on Saturday. Huron, Trumbull, Montgomery, Butler and Hamilton counties are also under a Level 3 advisory.

While cases remain high across the state of Ohio, new deaths, hospitalizations and ICU admissions were below-average.

On Saturday, four new COVID-19 related deaths were reported, much lower than the 21-day average of 17. There have been 2,907 COVID-19-related deaths reported in Ohio to date.

There were 27 hospitalizations reported in Ohio Saturday, lower than the 21-day average of 59. ICU admissions are also lower than the 21-day average of 14, with 8 new admissions reported Saturday. There have now been a total of 8,111 hospitalizations and 2,52 ICU admissions in Ohio.

Of the 56,183 total COVID-19 cases there have been an estimated 39,903 recoveries, or 71%.

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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