COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 6,508 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 261,482. This is the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases reported in the state so far, by a margin of nearly 1,000.
Gov. Mike DeWine did not hold his regularly scheduled news conference on Tuesday. He will make a special statewide address on Wednesday at 5:30 PM to "discuss the critical stage Ohio is at in battling COVID-19 and its impact on Ohio moving forward."
The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 3,612. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 247,260 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 95% of total cases.
There were 626 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today, also a record high for the county. Cleveland reported 146 new cases, which is the most since the start of the pandemic.
There have now been 5,547 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 23 new deaths were reported today, higher than the 21-day average of 22.
The ODH reported 386 new hospitalizations today, with 39 ICU admissions. Those hospitalizations are double the 21-day average, a worrying trend that could portend an eventual increase in deaths.
As of today, 189,079 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.
There were 39,139 tests done on Sunday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 11% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 9.6%. 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.
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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