Ohio reports 6,631 new COVID-19 cases, lowest daily case report in over 2 weeks; 30 new deaths

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 22:03:34-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 6,631 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 421,063.

The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 7,909, and the lowest daily case reported since Nov. 11, not counting Thanksgiving when no new report was released. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 398,371 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 95% of total cases.

Experts have cautioned that COVID-19 data will get a little wobbly during and after Thanksgiving.

There were 623 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. Cleveland reported 165 new cases and three deaths.

There have now been 6,429 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 30 new deaths were reported today, lower than the 21-day average of 43.

The ODH reported 357 new hospitalizations today, with 38 ICU admissions; both metrics were above the 21-day average.

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ODH dashboard showing current trends for key COVID-19 metrics as of Nov. 30, 2020.

There have been 26,864 total hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Ohio. There are currently 5,060 patients COVID-19-positive patients in Ohio's hospitals using 18.7% of the total beds and 1,180 COVID patients in ICU using 24.8% of the state's ICU beds. Across the state, hospitals have about 29% capacity still available and 23.7% capacity available in ICUs.

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Dashboard showing previous and current hospitalization levels for COVID-19 in Ohio, as of Nov. 30, 2020.

As of today, 271,326 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

There were 44,712 tests done on Nov. 28, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 14.9% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 14.5%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

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Chart showing the number of COVID-19 tests performed each day through Nov. 28, 2020, 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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