Ohio's daily case average surpasses 5,000 as the state reports 7,268 new COVID-19 cases

Posted at 2:38 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 22:35:10-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The state of Ohio now averages 5,000 new cases per 24-hour period and has passed the 300,000 case mark. On Monday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 7,268 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 305,364.

The number of new cases today (7,268) is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 5,006. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 289,593 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 95% of total cases.

There were 718 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today.

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Cleveland said they were unable to release the numbers today due to how many cases were diagnosed.

They released the following statement:

"The City of Cleveland is experiencing an unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases, unlike anything yet reported during this pandemic. Due to the remarkably high number of cases reported over the last two days, the Cleveland Department of Public Health is unable to provide the daily COVID-19 data report at this time. CDPH is still reviewing and analyzing each case that has been reported. Once the data review and analysis process has been completed, a full report will be shared with the public."

There have now been 5,742 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 20 new deaths were reported today, lower than the 21-day average of 25.

The rising tide of cases in this third wave has Northeast Ohio's hospital officials deeply concerned for the well-being of their caregivers. Health care leaders from Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center and University Hospitals came together in a joint briefing today to share their concerns.

"It would be a real tragedy to experience a substantial loss of life right as we are announcing a breakthrough, excellent news, of new vaccines," said Tom Mihaljevic, president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic.

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The ODH reported 213 new hospitalizations today, with 19 ICU admissions.

As of today, 205,198 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

There were 53,892 tests done on Nov. 14, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 12.5% were positive, equal to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

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The median age of patients is 42 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 109 years old.

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