Ohio reports 7,863 new COVID-19 cases, 29 new coronavirus-related deaths

Posted at 2:41 PM, Nov 21, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 7,863 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 343,286. The numbers released by ODH Saturday are currently incomplete. Thousands of cases are still pending review, meaning that there could be more positive cases than stated in this article.

The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 6,076. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable. There have been 325,611 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 95% of total cases.

There were 260 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today.

There have now been 5,984 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 29 new deaths were reported today, lower than the 21-day average of 33.

The ODH reported 260 new hospitalizations today, with 34 ICU admissions.

As of today, 224,068 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

There were 64,408 tests done on Thursday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 13.8% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 13.2%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

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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