COLUMBUS, Ohio – The number of newly reported coronavirus cases increased 1,057 Monday from the previous state report, to a total of 159,964.
The number of deaths increased by just six to 4,931.
The number of cases and deaths doesn’t mean they all occurred in the last 24 hours. There’s a lag between when local health departments send the information to the Department of Health.
The coronavirus case and death figures are both those confirmed through testing and those the state and federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consider “probable,” which means they are diagnosed by a physician, among other criteria.
The 21-day rolling average for new cases is 1,023 and the 21-day average for deaths is 24.
The health department says 3.3% of coronavirus tests came back positive on Saturday, the most recent day for the positivity rate.
The seven-day rolling average is 3.2%.
As of Monday’s report, 31,443 more coronavirus tests had been conducted over the day before. More than 3.37 million coronavirus tests have been administered. Some people have been tested more than once.
However, if they are positive, all their tests would be counted as one case in health department case records.
People experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are encouraged to get a test. People can get free tests at community health centers and at the state “pop up,” mobile testing stations, by searching this website.
The site also lists commercial testing centers, which may ask for insurance information. Federal law generally prohibits insurers from requiring people to pay out-of-pocket, but there are exceptions.
As of Monday, 694 people were hospitalized at Ohio facilities with COVID-19, according to preliminary data from the Ohio Hospital Association.
This includes 216 people in intensive-care units and 102 people on ventilators.
A week ago, 681 people were hospitalized, including 197 people in ICUs and 101 people on ventilators.
Across the globe, 35.3 million coronavirus cases have been tracked by Johns Hopkins University. Over 1 million people have died.
This includes 7.4 million U.S. cases and nearly 210,000 U.S. deaths.
After the U.S, India comes in second for coronavirus cases, at 6.6 million and then Brazil, at 4.9 million.
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