COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported a two-day total of 17,065 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 399,808. The total includes numbers from Thanksgiving and Friday.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the ODH did not report any new cases, hospitalizations, deaths or ICU admissions on Thursday, so the data reported Friday accounts for two days' worth of new data.
That would mean that there was a two-day average of 8,532.5 new daily cases reported over the last two days.
The rolling 21-day average of daily cases is 7,601. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 378,082 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 95% of total cases.
There were 1,910 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today and yesterday combined, for an average of 955 daily cases each day.
There have now been 6,346 coronavirus-related deaths across the state, with 72 new deaths were reported in the two-day total, or a daily average of 36 each day. The 21-day average of COVID-19-related deaths each day is 41 and the seven-day average is 56.
The ODH reported 474 new hospitalizations during the two-day period, for a two-day average of 237 daily hospitalizations Thursday and Friday. The 21-day average is 272. There were a total of 44 ICU admissions on Thursday and Friday as well.
Due to the increase in hospitalizations and ICU admissions over the past month, ODH has designated four counties at purple Level 4 on the state's Public Health Advisory System, including Franklin, Lake, Lorain and Montgomery. Eleven counties have been put on the Level 4 watch list, including Adams, Clermont, Hamilton, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Warren and Wood counties.
ODH said that hospitals in the counties on the watch list now have fewer adult ICU beds available and are seeing a sustained impact on healthcare utilization.
As of today, 254,775 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.
There were 61,999 tests done on Nov. 24, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 14.1% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 13.5%. 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.
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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