Ohio tops 50,000 COVID-19 cases; daily reported cases remain high

Posted at 3:18 PM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 15:18:06-04

The Ohio Department of Health reported 854 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, pushing the state’s total past the 50,000. To date, there have been a total of 50,309 COVID-19 cases in the state of Ohio.

Sunday’s increase of 854 new cases in well above the state’s 21-day average, which now sits at 563.

Ohio’s larger counties once again saw large increases in daily cases Sunday, with Franklin County reporting 146 new cases, Hamilton County reported 133 new cases and Cuyahoga County reported 142 new cases—the same increase the county saw the day before.

On June 25, the most recent date for which data is available, the positive rate was 5%, meaning increased testing only partially accounts for the recent rise in news cases.

COVID-19 related deaths remained well below average Sunday, with just three new deaths reported by the state. The 21-day average sits at 20. There have been a total of 2,807 COVID-19-related deaths to date in Ohio.

Although hospital admissions remain right around the 21-average, the state reported a spike in ICU admissions Sunday. The 21-day average of ICU admissions sits at 14, but on Sunday 30 new admissions were reported. That’s more than twice the admissions reported Saturday, which was 12. There have been a total of 1,946 ICU admissions in Ohio to date.

There were 57 hospitalizations reported Sunday, compared to the 54 hospitalizations reported on Saturday. The 21-day average sits at 56. Ohio has reported 7,681 COVID-19 hospitalizations to date.

The age range for COVID-19 cases in Ohio is between less than 1 year old and 109 years old with a median age of 46.

Of the total reported COVID-19 cases to date in Ohio, 6,908 have been healthcare workers or 14% of the total cases. Forty-nine percent of the total reported cases are female and 50% are male.

There have been a total of 753,246 tested in Ohio as of Sunday, out of the state's population of more than 11.7 million.

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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