COLUMBUS, Ohio — For a second straight day, Ohio reported COVID-19 cases, deaths, hospitalizations and ICU admissions that were above the 21-day average for the state.
The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,396 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 87,893.
The number of new cases today is again higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 1,320. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 83,213 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 94% of total cases.
There were 150 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today.
Cleveland reported 54 new cases from the virus.
There have now been 3,422 coronavirus-related deaths across the state, an increase of 40 over the previous day, higher than the 21-day average of 21.
The ODH reported 128 new hospitalizations today, with 25 ICU admissions. Both of these numbers are also above the 21-day averages for a second straight day.
According to the ODH, Ohio hospitals had their highest number of patients with COVID-19 this week since the pandemic started. Data provided by hospitals shows that 1,122 COVID-positive patients were being treated in Ohio’s hospitals on Tuesday, with 348 in the ICU and 174 on a ventilator. The previous high was 1,103 patients in late April.
“Our case numbers have remained high during the past month. We know there is a lag between when people are infected with the virus and when they start to feel sick and ultimately are hospitalized,” said Lance D. Himes, interim director of the Ohio Department of Health. “Ohioans have worked hard to slow the spread of this disease. However, these numbers are a stark reminder that this virus is very much still with us."
As of today, 62,695 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.
There were 21,822 tests done on July 27, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 5.7% percent were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 6.1%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.
The median age of patients is 42 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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