State reports highest number of new coronavirus cases since July 30

Southwest Ohio numbers remain high
Posted at 3:17 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 19:01:26-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported the most coronavirus cases in the state since July 30, with a notable surge coming from Southwestern Ohio.

Counties such as Butler, Greene, Hamilton and Montgomery continue to report rising numbers.

Montgomery County (Dayton) reported the most cases in the state on Thursday, with 160. That's 19 more than the next highest county, which is Franklin County (Columbus.) Hamilton (Cincinnati) continued to report more than 100 new cases.

Butler County (Miami University) reported 83 cases, and Greene County (near Dayton) reported 52.

Cuyahoga County reported the most cases in the northern part of the state, with 76.

The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,539 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 164,262.

The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 1,080. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 154,746 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 94% of total cases.

There have now been 4,983 coronavirus-related deaths across the state, an increase of 13 over the previous day, lower than the 21-day average of 19. The state will likely pass the 5,000 mark in the next few days.

Cleveland reported 25 new coronavirus cases, bringing their total to 5,652.

The ODH reported 109 new hospitalizations today, with 11 ICU admissions.

As of today, 140,808 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

There were 32,013 tests done on Oct. 6, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 3.9% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 3.2%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

The median age of patients is 40 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 109 years old.

View more data from the ODH on their COVID-19 dashboard here.

Note: Some of the charts above are updated with new data daily, and after 24 hours, may not reflect the statistics at the time this story was published.

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