CLEVELAND — The State of Ohio and Cuyahoga County both had fewer confirmed cases of COVID-19 than last week. The data shows why health experts are optimistic Ohioans are "flattening the curve" to prevent a surge in COVID-19 cases.
"We have peaked at a steady low-level that is not taxing our hospitals," said Ohio Deparment of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton.
In the first seven days of April 1-7 there were 2,583 new cases or an average of 369 new cases per day. This week (April 8-14) the number of cases dropped to 2,498 cases or roughly 356.8 new cases reported per each day.
The chart below shows that in March we saw a steady increase in the number of new cases every day . But those daily increases have leveled off in April.
Of course, the lack of testing in Ohio is still an issue. The actual numbers of COVID-19 cases are likely greater because testing is often limited to hospitalized patients, healthcare workers and others with access to testing.
But in Cuyahoga County there is another glimmer of hope. As you can see through this chart in the first week of April 1-7 there were 384 confirmed cases or 54.8 new cases per day. This week, April 8-14, the cases dropped to 328 or roughly 46.8 new cases per day.
Ever since COVID-19 was detected in Ohio Cuyahoga County has had the most cases. But as you can see Franklin County is starting to catch up.
Statewide there are now 7,280 cases in Ohio covering every corner of the state.