New COVID-19 cases in Ohio Wednesday stay below 21-day average as new hospitalizations tick up

Posted at 2:57 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 20:01:32-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 433 new cases of novel coronavirus Wednesday afternoon, which is lower than the 21-day average of 565.

Ohio now has a total of 33,439 reported cases of COVID-19.

Additionally, 42 new deaths were reported Wednesday. That number is higher than the 21-day average of 39.

There were 121 new hospitalizations reported which is more than the the 21-day trend of 78 cases. Wednesday marks the third day in the 21 day trend where hospitalizations hit more than 119 cases. ICU admissions rose with 42 admissions reported Wednesday. The 21-day trend sits at 16 admissions.

New cases in Cuyahoga County saw a drop Wednesday with 77 new cases reported versus Tuesday's 97 new cases.

The age range of Ohioans who have or have had coronavirus are between the ages of less than one to 109 years old. The median age of patients sits at 49 years old. Seventeen percent of the state’s total cases are health care workers, according to ODH.

It should be noted that while day to day cases numbers may fluctuate up and down, state health officials said that cases will continue a gradual rise as more testing becomes available.

So far, 347,477 Ohioans have been tested out of the state’s population of more than 11 million, the ODH reported.

The City of Cleveland reported 31 new cases, bringing their total to 1,473.

Editor's note: 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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