Ohio reports 5,549 new COVID-19 cases, 12 new coronavirus-related deaths

Virus continues to surge across state
Posted at 2:52 PM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 14:52:52-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 5,549 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 245,727. It's the highest number of daily new cases since the pandemic began.

The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 3,119. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 232,171 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 94% of total cases.

There were 481 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. It's the highest number of cases reported in a single day there since the start of the pandemic as well.

There have now been 5,506 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 12 new deaths were reported today, lower than the 21-day average of 21.

The ODH reported 149 new hospitalizations today, with 14 ICU admissions.

As of today, 182,878 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

There were 57,429 tests done on Thursday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 10% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 8.4%. 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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