Number of deaths and cases in Ohio continues to rise gradually

Posted at 2:30 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 09:52:06-04

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health updated its numbers on Monday afternoon, and they show that the state continues to experience a steady, gradual rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths.

There are now 6,975 known cases of COVID-19 in the state.

That's an increase of 371 from yesterday, similar to the number of new cases over the last week.

We are now at six straight days of similar increases in Ohio.

There have been 268 known deaths, an increase of 15 over the previous day, which also is similar to recent days.

Gov. Mike DeWine reminded Ohioans today that medical professionals can only test the sickest individuals and those working on the front lines for lack of available tests. This means the total number of cases is unknown but certainly higher.

The state did not release recoveries in its daily data update. We will share those numbers as they become available.

Cases have spread to 86 of Ohio's 88 counties.

Some 65,000 tests have been done in the state.

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