There are now 37,282 COVID-19 cases in Ohio, new cases still below 21-day reported average

Posted at 2:54 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 21:34:31-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 490 new cases of novel coronavirus Thursday afternoon, which lower than the 21-day average of 520.

Ohio now has a total of 37,282 reported cases of COVID-19.

Additionally, 40 new deaths were reported Thursday. That number is higher than the 21-day average of 38. The median age of patients who have died sits at 81-years-old. Seventy-one of Ohio's 88 counties have reported at least one death.

Males make up 52% of deaths, with females coming in at 48%.

When it comes to race, 78% of patients who have died are white. Seventeen percent are black. Other races make up 1% or less of the mortality rate, according to ODH.

The 21-day hospitalization trend dropped with 61 new hospitalizations being reported, which is less than the the 21-day trend of 76 cases. ICU admissions rose slightly with 19 admissions reported Thursday. The 21-day trend sits at 17 admissions.

New cases in Cuyahoga County fell Thursday with 63 cases reported versus Wednesday's 88 new cases.

The age range of Ohioans who have or have had coronavirus are between the ages of less than one to 109 years old. The median age of patients sits at 49 years old. Fifteen percent of the state’s total cases are health care workers, according to ODH.

It should be noted that while day to day cases numbers may fluctuate up and down, state health officials said that cases will continue a gradual rise as more testing becomes available.

So far, 434,608 Ohioans have been tested out of the state’s population of more than 11 million, the ODH reported.

Cleveland reported 21 new cases, bringing their total to 1,680. Three new deaths were reported, bringing their total number of fatalities to 56.

Editor's note: The data in the charts above is updated daily. After 24 hours, it may not reflect the statistics on the date this story was published.

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