Ohio reports 632 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, more than 150 cases above 21-day average

Posted at 3:47 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 19:15:00-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 632 new cases of novel coronavirus Wednesday afternoon, which is higher than the 21-day average of 475. The state now has a total of 46,759 reported cases of COVID-19.

Additionally, 20 new deaths were reported which brings the total number to 2,755. Wednesday's 20 new cases is lower than the 21-day average of 22.

Sixty-eight new hospitalizations were reported, which is higher than the 21-day average of 57 cases. ICU admissions dropped slightly with 10 admissions reported. The 21-day average sits at 13 admissions.

New cases in Cuyahoga County saw a spike with 144 cases reported. That's the largest number of cases the county has seen since May 21 and the third overall highest number of cases in the county since the pandemic began.

The age range of Ohioans who have or have had coronavirus is between the ages of less than one to 109 years old. The median age of patients sits at 47 years old. Fourteen percent of the state’s total cases are health care workers, according to ODH.

As of Wednesday, 680,687 Ohioans have been tested for the virus out of the state's population of more than 11.7 million.

It should be noted that while day to day case numbers may fluctuate up and down, state health officials said that cases will continue a gradual rise as more testing becomes available, but numbers tracked by ODH show that the percent of positive tests has remained in a nearly flat gradual decline.

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Editor's note: The data in the charts above is updated daily. After 24 hours, it may not reflect the statistics on the date this story was published.

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