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New COVID-19 cases in Ohio decline with 805 reported Monday as hospitalizations tick up

Positivity rate of tests up to 6%
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Posted at 3:18 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 22:01:50-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio dropped Monday as the number of hospitalizations and ICU admissions related to the disease ticked upward.

The Ohio Department of Health reported 805 cases of novel covornavirus Monday, bringing the state’s total to 57,956 total cases to date.

The number of new cases reported Monday was the lowest since June 30, before a three-day spike of new cases over 1,000 from July 1 to July 3. The 21-day average of new daily cases is now 780.

There were 16 COVID-19-related deaths reported Monday, near the 21-day average of 17 deaths.

Reported hospitalizations related to the disease increased by 77 over the last 24 hours, a continuing increase from Saturday, which saw just 27, and a number above the 21-day average of 62.

ICU admissions were also above-average – 19 were reported Monday, compared to the 21-day average of 14.

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Key indicators reported Monday

The number of tests performed each day continued to trend upward, though those numbers consistently drop on the weekends. On Friday, 20,408 COVID-19 tests were performed, but that number fell to 12,589 on Saturday, July 4. The positivity rate, which is the percent of positive tests, rose by 1% to 6% on July 1 and has remained at that rate since.

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Ohio COVID-19 testing data as of July 4.

The ODH is now also tracking the number of patients who are presumed recovered from COVID-19, which is defined as cases with a symptom onset date of more than 21 days ago in which the patient is not deceased. As of Monday, 40,813 people are presumed recovered.

Cleveland reported 67 new cases, bringing their total to 2,704.

NOTE: The data in some of the charts above are updated daily. After 24 hours, they may not reflect the statistics on the date this story was published.

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