Ohio rises above 21-day average for all coronavirus trends

Posted at 3:28 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 19:19:18-04

The State of Ohio rose above the 21-day average for all coronavirus trends on Tuesday.

Ohio reported 948 new cases, which is above the 21-day average at 804.

The state reported 43 deaths from the virus, which is more than double the 21-day average.

Ohio reported 134 hospitalizations and 24 ICU admissions, which are both above the 21-day average.

Multiple counties in the state continued to report more than 100 new cases, including Cuyahoga, Montgomery and Hamilton.

During Gov. Mike DeWine's press conference on Tuesday, he announced that “red” counties that have met four of seven criteria of the recently launched Public Health Advisory Alert System will have mandatory mask requirements. The order will take effect at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Cuyahoga, Huron and Trumbull counties are included in the order.

DeWine said counties are seeing significant spread as a result, in some cases, of large family gatherings, as well as workplace spread.

"What the local health commissioner has told me is that he is seeing an increase in their county, a lot of times the same names which would indicate to him this arises out of a family, family unit, or maybe a family gathering of some sort," DeWine said.

Cleveland reported 49 new cases, bringing their total to 2,747.

RELATED: Gov. DeWine issues order making masks mandatory in high-risk counties

NOTE: The data in some of the charts above are updated daily. After 24 hours, they may not reflect the statistics on the date this story was published.

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