Ohio reports 849 new COVID-19 cases, 8 new coronavirus-related deaths

All key indicators remain below average
Posted at 2:19 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 19:00:41-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 849 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 115,651.

From cases to deaths to hospitalizations, the state's key indicators all remained below average.

The number of new cases today is lower than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 1,033. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 109,566 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 95% of total cases.

There have now been 3,986 coronavirus-related deaths across the state, an increase of eight over the previous day, lower than the 21-day average of 21.

There were 77 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. Cleveland reported 20 new cases and eight deaths.

The ODH reported 59 new hospitalizations today, with 10 ICU admissions. Both hospitalizations and ICU admissions were below the 21-day averages of 89 and 15, respectively.

As of today, 95,554 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

There were 19,673 tests done on Aug. 22, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 3.8% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 4%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

Aug. 22 COVID-19 testing

The median age of patients is 42 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 109 years old.

View more data from the ODH on their COVID-19 dashboard here.

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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