Ohio reports 10,835 new COVID-19 cases, 156 new deaths as testing surge continues to impact data

417 new hospitalizations reported
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Posted at 2:42 PM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 21:01:17-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 10,835 new COVID-19 cases in the state today but noted that a surge in testing and technical issues related to lab reporting continue to impact the data. The total number of cases in Ohio to date is 382,743.

The ODH stated that Wednesday's data is incomplete as thousands of tests are still awaiting review. Wednesday's data also includes positive test results that were delayed due to technical issues related to lab reporting.

The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 7,264. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 361,623 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 94% of total cases.

There were 1,175 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. Cleveland reported 333 new cases, bringing their total to 10,557.

There have now been 6,274 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 156 new deaths were reported today, over three times higher than the 21-day average of 40.

The ODH reported 417 new hospitalizations today, over double the 21-day average, with 44 ICU admissions, also well above average.

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ODH data dashboard showing the trends in several key COVID-19 metrics.

As of today, 242,146 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

There were 51,173 tests done on Nov. 23, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 14.2% 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.

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ODH chart showing the total number of COVID-19 tests done each day, with the yellow line representing the percent of tests that were positive.

The median age of patients is 42 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 109 years old.

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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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