Ohio goes over 21-day average in three of four major statistical categories

New cases go back over 1,000
Posted at 3:06 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 19:04:24-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,143 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 95,106. It was the first time since Friday that the state reported more than 1,000 cases.

The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 1,291. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 90,041 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 95% of total cases.

There have now been 3,570 coronavirus-related deaths across the state, an increase of 31 over the previous day, higher than the 21-day average of 24.

There were 128 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today.

Cleveland reported 25 new cases, bringing their total to 4,337.

The ODH reported 127 new hospitalizations today, with 23 ICU admissions, both of which are higher than the 21-day average.

As of today, 71,338 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

There were 16,618 tests done on August 2, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 5.5% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 5.7%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

The median age of patients is 42 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 109 years old.

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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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