Ohio passes 2,000 coronavirus deaths

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Posted at 3:28 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 21:01:43-04

The state of Ohio passed another grim milestone as it topped 2,000 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday. Ohio reported just 15 deaths on Tuesday, well below the 21-day average of 45, but it was enough to leave the toll this pandemic has taken on the state at 2,002 total dead.

Ohio reported 529 new coronavirus cases, below the 21-day average of 573.

Cuyahoga and Franklin counties saw increases in the 100-case range.

Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton said the median age of cases in the state is 49 and that they are seeing more cases in males than in females.

The state reported 68 new hospitalizations and seven new ICU admissions, which were both below the 21-day average.

The City of Cleveland reported 31 new cases, bringing their total to 1,442. They reported two new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 50.

To date, over 337,000 people have been tested in Ohio.

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Note: The data on the charts above is updated daily, and after 24 hours, may not reflect the data at the time this story was published.

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