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Ohio reports 743 new cases and double the 21-day average for COVID-19 deaths Tuesday

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 15:18:52-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The State of Ohio continues to see a major spike in coronavirus cases.

Ohio doubled the 21-day average in deaths, reporting 45 deaths from the virus on Tuesday.

Hospitalizations and ICU admissions also increased significantly. Ninety-three hospitalizations were reported, which is above the 21-day average of 58. The state reported 33 ICU admissions, which is above the 21-day average of 14.

Ohio reported 743 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 51,789.

Franklin and Cuyahoga County have continued the trend of reporting more than 100 cases in a 24-span.

On Tuesday, Cuyahoga County reported 6,831 total COVID-19 cases.

Governor Mike DeWine explained Monday that because the positivity rate of COVID-19 cases has not gone down as testing has ramped up, the increase in testing is not the only reason for the recent spike in cases. The positivity rate, the percent of COVID-19 tests that are positive, has remained between 4% and 6%. On June 28, the last day of available testing data, 12,436 Ohioans were tested and 634 were positive, equaling a positivity rate of 5%.

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Chart showing the number of daily tests conducted in Ohio, with the yellow line representing the percent of positive tests returned.

To date, over 784,362 Ohioans have been tested for the disease.

The median age of patients is 46 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 101 years old.

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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