Ohio continues to slow down on number of cases for fourth day in a row

Posted at 3:18 PM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-26 20:29:40-04

CLEVELAND — The number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio has dropped for the fourth day in a row, according to numbers released by the Ohio Department of Health.

As of Sunday, there are 15,963 probable 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. On Sunday, that number dropped to 375 new cases.


Vinton County is still the only county that has reported zero cases.

There have been 728 reported deaths due to the virus. There have been 3,178 hospitalizations and 952 ICU admissions.

On Monday, Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to announce his plan to begin the gradual reopening of Ohio beginning May 1 and cities across the state are working to prepare.

RELATED: Ohio mayors prepare to reopen their cities

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Read our daily Coronavirus Live Blog for the latest updates and news on coronavirus.

We're Open! Northeast Ohio is place created by News 5 to open us up to new ways of thinking, new ways of gathering and new ways of supporting each other.

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Ohio, a timeline of Governor Mike DeWine's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Northeast Ohio, and link to more information from the Ohio Department of Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the CDC and the WHO.

See data visualizations showing the impact of coronavirus in Ohio, including county-by-county maps, charts showing the spread of the disease, and more.

The federal government has begun distributing $1,200 Economic Impact Payments to millions of Americans to help relieve the economic burden caused by coronavirus. Click here for everything you need to know about checking the status and receiving these payments.

The CDC and the Ohio Department of Health are now recommending the use of cloth face coverings in public to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Read more about the CDC's recommendation here. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make a face mask from common household materials, without having to know how to sew.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Here is everything you need to know about testing for coronavirus in Ohio.

Here's a list of things in Northeast Ohio closed due to coronavirus concerns

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.