'The virus is raging with no place to hide' — Ohio again breaks record with over 3,000 COVID cases for first time

Third highest number of hospitalizations
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Posted at 3:07 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 20:04:39-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported a record-breaking amount of new COVID-19 cases in the state today, 3,590, bringing the total number of cases to 208,937. That number is 25% higher than the previous record.

"In fact, it's about 700 cases more than our previous high which was just a few days ago, the virus is raging throughout the state of Ohio," Gov. Mike DeWine said during Thursday's press conference. "There's no place to hide."

The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 2,127. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC's definition of probable.

There were 261 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today. Cleveland reported 41 new cases and one death Thursday.

There have now been 5,275 coronavirus-related deaths across the state; 19 new deaths were reported today, higher than the 21-day average of 14.

The ODH reported 194 new hospitalizations today, with 26 ICU admissions, both of which were higher than the 21-day average. The state reported the third-highest number of hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic.

"We continue to, to be very high," DeWine said when it came to hospitalizations.

As of today, 165,302 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.

There were 49,791 tests done on Oct. 27, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 6.9% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 6%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.

The median age of patients is 41 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 109 years old.

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