COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,142 new cases of novel coronavirus Tuesday afternoon, which is higher than the 21-day average of 1,041. The state now has a total of 67,995 reported cases of COVID-19. To date, 46,282 people are presumed recovered from the disease.
Additionally, five new deaths were reported which brings the total number to 3,069. That number is lower than the 21-day average of 16 deaths.
Hospitalizations rose significantly, with 134 new hospitalizations reported. The current 21-day average for hospitalizations sits at 80 cases. ICU admissions also rose with 22 admissions reported. The 21-day average sits at 17 admissions.
As of Tuesday, 1,039,767 Ohioans have been tested for the virus out of the state's population of more than 11.7 million. There were 16,451 COVID-19 tests performed on Sunday, July 12, the latest day this data was available. Of these tests, 6.2% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average of 6.3%.
The age range of Ohioans who have or have had coronavirus is between the ages of less than one to 109 years old. The median age of patients sits at 43 years old. Twelve percent of the state’s total cases are health care workers, according to ODH. The median age of patients who have died sits at 80 currently.
Cleveland reported 58 new cases, bringing their total to 3,290.
It should be noted that while day to day case numbers may fluctuate up and down, state health officials said that cases will continue a gradual rise as more testing becomes available.
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