COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reported 2,148 new COVID-19 cases in the state today, bringing the total number of cases to 177,991. Friday marks the third straight day cases in Ohio have surpassed 2,000. Friday also marks the third time this week that the highest number of daily cases has been reported.
The number of new cases today is higher than the rolling 21-day average of daily cases, which is 1,386. These numbers include both cases confirmed by a viral test and cases that meet the CDC’s definition of probable. There have been 167,674 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, which account for 94% of total cases.
There have now been 5,054 coronavirus-related deaths across the state, an increase of 16 over the previous day, slightly higher than the 21-day average of 15.
There were 117 new cases reported in Cuyahoga County today.
The ODH reported 86 new hospitalizations today, with 15 ICU admissions.
As of today, 148,284 Ohioans are presumed recovered from the disease, according to the ODH.
There were 40,760 tests done on Wednesday, the latest day this data from the ODH was available. Of those tests, 5.1% were positive, compared to the rolling 7-day average positivity rate, which is 4.4%. Click here for details on where to get a COVID-19 test in your area.
The median age of patients is 40 with the age range for infected patients from younger than 1 year old to 109 years old.
View more data from the ODH on their COVID-19 dashboard here.
Note: Some of the charts above are updated with new data daily, and after 24 hours, may not reflect the statistics at the time this story was published.
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