On Wednesday, new COVID-19 cases creep back up after slow decline

Cuyahoga County reports over 100 new cases
Posted at 3:31 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 20:04:44-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health released new data Wednesday that shows the number of COVID-19 cases in the state has risen by 607 since yesterday, bringing to end a six-day span of gradually declining new cases.

As of Wednesday, there are 21,576 cases of coronavirus in Ohio. Yesterday, that number was 20,969 cases.

Wednesday was the first day since April 30 where the number of new cases in Ohio wasn’t lower than the previous day.

Here’s the breakdown for cases since last Thursday:

  • April 30 — 724 new cases
  • May 1 — 716 new cases
  • May 2 — 592 new cases
  • May 3 — 579 new cases
  • May 4 — 560 new cases
  • May 5 — 495 new cases
  • May 6 — 607 new cases

In Cuyahoga County, we saw our biggest increase since April 3, with 114 new cases.

The City of Cleveland reported 13 new cases.

Additionally, the number of hospitalizations and ICU admissions has also grown. Ninety-six more people have been hospitalized, bringing the total number to 4,052. Twenty-eight additional people have been placed in the ICU, bringing the total number of those cases to 1,151.

Gov. Mike DeWine didn't hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon due to the state legislature being back in session for the first time following a break. The news conferences are expected to resume on Thursday at 2 p.m.

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