COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 609 new cases of novel coronavirus Friday afternoon, which is higher than the 21-day average of 436. While Friday's numbers are lower than the previous day's 700 cases, it remains nearly 200 over the average.
Ohio now has a total of 43,731 total reported cases of COVID-19.
Additionally, 34 new deaths were reported. That number is higher than the 21-day average of 26. A total of 2,667 people have died due to coronavirus.
Sixty-three new hospitalizations were reported, which is higher than the the 21-day trend of 58 cases. ICU admissions dropped slightly with 13 admissions reported. The 21-day trend sits at 14 admissions.
New cases in Cuyahoga County have been on the rise since the beginning of this week. Here's the breakdown of the county's new cases:
- Monday - 45 new cases
- Tuesday - 51 new cases
- Wednesday - 65 new cases
- Thursday - 68 new cases
- Friday - 77 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 48 years old. Fourteen percent of the state’s total cases are health care workers, according to ODH.
It should be noted that while day to day case numbers may fluctuate up and down, state health officials said that cases will continue a gradual rise as more testing becomes available.
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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