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Number of new daily COVID-19 cases in Ohio slows for the third day in a row

CORONAVIRUS IN OHIO
Posted at 4:15 PM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 19:03:49-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Numbers released by the Ohio Department of Health on Saturday show that despite new cases having been confirmed in counties across the state, the number of daily cases has dropped for the third day in a row.

As of Saturday morning, there are 15,587 cases in Ohio.

On Thursday, Ohio had an additional 577 new daily cases. On Friday, the new daily cases were down to 475. That number further diminished on Saturday with the state reporting 418 new cases.

The Cleveland Department of Public Health was notified of 15 positive COVID-19 tests on Saturday, less than half of the number of positive tests compared to the day before. There have been a total of 571 confirmed cases in the city of Cleveland. There have been 23 fatalities in the city to date.

Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton has repeatedly cautioned that amount of confirmed cases is "just the tip of the iceberg" due to the lack of available testing.

During his daily news briefing on Friday, Gov. Mike DeWine said the state is working to significantly ramp up testing. Currently, Ohio is able to do around 3,700 tests a day.

According to DeWine, the state is collaborating with the Ohio Manufacturers' Association and ROE Dental Lab, a Cleveland-based company that manufactures dental prosthetics, to make make up to a million testing swabs. The effort will push testing in Ohio to 15,000 a day by May 6, and then 18,800 a day by May 13, and then 22,000 a day by May 27.

There have been 711 reported deaths due to the virus. There have been 3,115 hospitalizations and 938 ICU admissions.

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