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Tuesday was Ohio's most deadly day yet in COVID-19 crisis

Despite decrease in confirmed cases, deaths spike Tuesday
Amy Acton
Posted at 3:56 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 15:56:08-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Fifty new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Ohio Tuesday, the state's largest single-day death toll since the outbreak began last month.

As of Tuesday, 324 people have died in Ohio from COVID-19. Across the U.S., more than 24,685 people have died of COVID-19.

The spike in deaths comes as week-to-week totals show a decrease in confirmed cases across the state.

"As we are relieved that we have peaked at a steady low-level that is not over-taxing our hospitals," said Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Health Department.

"We do know there are a lot of losses and a lot of sickness going on. I want to acknowledge there are still really tough times for many out there."

Dr. Amy Acton said the spike in deaths could be attributed to a lag in reporting during a news conference Tuesday.

Mahoning County has been Ohio's hardest hit county - 35 residents there have now died, including four more reported Tuesday. Despite the most deaths, Mahoning County has just the 10th largest population in the state.

Cuyahoga County reported nine COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday for a total of 33. Stark County reported four new deaths Tuesday and Miami County reported four.

Mouse over the map below to see which counties have been most affected.

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