The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,378 new COVID-19 cases in the state Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in Ohio to date to 65,592.
The daily case increase Sunday was much higher than the current 21-day average, which sits at 990.
Ohio’s COVID-19 cases have been trending up since mid-June and Sunday the state saw its third-largest daily increase in cases since the pandemic began. Ohio has also seen an increase in testing, with more 1,002,463 tested across the state, but that is not the only reason for the surge in cases, officials have said.
The current positivity rate for COVID-19 in Ohio sits at 6.7%. Gov. Mike DeWine and health professionals in Ohio have asserted that because the positivity rate has not gone down as testing has increased, the prevalence of testing is not the sole factor in the recent spike in cases in the state.
There were 22 new deaths reported Sunday, higher than the 21-day average of 17. There have now been 3,058 COVID-19 related deaths in Ohio to date.
Hospitalizations and ICU admissions remained right around the 21-day average. There were 72 new hospitalizations reported Sunday, just under the 21-average of 76. 16 new ICU admissions were reported, sitting right at the 21-day average.
Of the 65,592 total COVID-19 cases in Ohio, the state presumes that 44,663 have recovered.
Cleveland reported 52 cases, bringing their total to 3,185.
Note: Some of the visualizations above are updated daily and may not reflect the data on the day the story was published.
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