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Ohio reports 5,008 new COVID-19 cases, highest so far to date

CORONAVIRUS IN OHIO
Posted at 2:41 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 18:58:53-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 5,008 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 240,178. It is the first time the state has passed 5,000 daily cases and the overall highest number of daily cases to date.

The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 2,961. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 226,796 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 94% of total cases.

There were 383 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. There were 115 new COVID-19 cases and one new COVID-19-related death reported in Cleveland Friday, bringing the total to 6,920 confirmed cases and 153 deaths.

There have now been 5,494 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 33 new deaths were reported today, higher than the 21-day average of 21.

The ODH reported 231 new hospitalizations today, with 22 ICU admissions.

As of today, 180,758 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

There were 52,329 tests done on Wednesday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 8.9% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 7.9%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

The median age of patients is 41 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 109 years old.

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