There are now 5,512 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ohio, 213 deaths

Posted at 2:05 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 14:05:44-04

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health confirmed Thursday that there are now 5,512 cases of COVID-19 in the state. That's a jump of 364 from yesterday.

There are now 213 deaths across the state, an increase of 20 over the previous day.

Neither of those numbers is a high, which reflects the state's assertion that efforts to flatten the curve are proving successful.

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There were 1,612 total hospitalizations reported on Thursday, with 497 ICU admissions, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

The median age of patients is 54 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 years old to 101 years old.

Here's a look at the increase in cases this week:

Wednesday: 5,148 cases, 193 deaths
Tuesday: 4,782 cases, 167 deaths
Monday: 4,450 cases, 142 deaths

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