Ohio reports largest spike in coronavirus cases since May 21

Mainly from Columbus and Cincinnati
Posted at 3:19 PM, Jun 18, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio — Ohio reported its biggest spike in new coronavirus cases since May 21 on Thursday.

The state reported 700 new cases. The 21-day average is 438, ending a week-long span of relatively similar new cases each day.

Franklin and Hamilton counties each saw spikes. Franklin reported 122 new cases, while Hamilton reported 134 new cases.

During Gov. Mike DeWine's coronavirus briefing on Thursday, he said he is worried about five Southwest Ohio counties: Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Warren and Hamilton.

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"You will see us move in more heavily with the National Guard to do testing in different sites, work closely with hospitals in the region, work with them as far as the testing, doing testing in locations we will be announcing, that local news media will be given information about," DeWine said.

Ohio reported 22 new deaths, which is below the 21-day average of 25.

Hospital admissions and ICU admissions were below the 21-day average.

Cleveland reported 29 new cases, bringing their total to 1,889.

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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