Ohio reports 1,117 new COVID-19 cases, 40 new coronavirus-related deaths

Posted at 2:29 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-15 20:28:36-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,117 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 107,674.

The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 1,166. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 102,016 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 95% of total cases.

There have now been 3,824 coronavirus-related deaths across the state, an increase of 40 over the previous day, higher than the 21-day average of 25.

There were 158 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. Thirty-one new cases were reported over the last 24 hours in Cleveland. That brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in Cleveland to 4,666. The age ranges of those affected is from 18 to 95 years old.

The ODH reported 82 new hospitalizations today, with 12 ICU admissions.

As of today, 86,018 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

There were 22,607 tests done on Aug. 13, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 4.7% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 4.8%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

Aug. 13 COVID-19 tests

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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