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Dr. Acton: 'Cases are ticking up' - 724 reported Thursday

Cleveland sees increase in cases
Posted at 3:28 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 21:02:16-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — COVID-19 cases are "ticking up," according to Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, after 724 new cases were reported Thursday.

Ohio now has 18,027 total cases, both confirmed and probable, since the first case was reported in early March.

Here is a look at Ohio's daily case curve since March 9. Cases have increased every day this week, but Dr. Acton said "it still feels very 'plateau-y' to me."

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Today's statewide jump was fueled by 225 cases in Franklin County. For the first time this week, Ohio's most populous county now has the most cases. Franklin County is now followed by Marion County, where cases have leveled off after a prison surge, and Cuyahoga County which reported 96 new cases Thursday.

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The Ohio Department of Health reported 38 new deaths for a total of 975 since the outbreak began. Stark County reached 50 deaths adding 11 more Thursday. Lorain County reported 8 more today for a total of 30.

Here is a county-by-county breakdown of total deaths.

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When adjusting for population, Pickaway County and Mahoning Counties now have the highest deaths rates. In Northeast Ohio, Portage and Wayne counties are hardest hit.

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Cleveland reported 46 new cases on Thursday, bringing the total to 693.

NOTE: These interactive visualizations are updated daily with new data. If you are seeing this story more than 24 hours later, the graphics may not necessarily reflect the data from when this story was published.

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