New COVID-19-related deaths reported in Ohio Wednesday over double the 21-day average

Posted at 3:09 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 22:03:40-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,089 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 117,584.

The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 1,013. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 111,331 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 95% of total cases.

There were 104 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. Cleveland reported 27 new cases and five deaths.

There have now been 4,044 coronavirus-related deaths across the state, an increase of 48 over the previous day, higher than the 21-day average of 21.

The ODH reported 87 new hospitalizations today, with 15 ICU admissions, both slightly above the 21-day averages.

As of today, 97,823 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

There were 18,462 tests done on Aug. 24, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 4.1% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 4.2%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

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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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