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Ohio reports 1,562 new COVID-19 cases, no new coronavirus-related deaths

CORONAVIRUS IN OHIO
Posted at 3:02 PM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 15:02:45-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,562 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 181,787.

The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 1,475. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 171,245 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 94% of total cases.

There have now been 5,067 coronavirus-related deaths across the state, with no new deaths reported over the previous day, lower than the 21-day average of 16.

There were 109 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today.

The ODH reported 52 new hospitalizations today, with eight ICU admissions, both of which were below the 21-day average.

As of today, 150,167 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

There were 41,437 tests done on Oct. 16, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 4.9% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 4.7%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

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The median age of patients is 40 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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