More than 9K new COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio despite ‘incomplete’ data, state says

More than 9K new COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio despite ‘incomplete’ data, state says
Even with incomplete data, the state reports more than 9,000 new COVID-19 cases. (Source: WIS)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (FOX19) - More than 9,000 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Ohio as we move into December.

There could be even more than 9,030 new cases because the Ohio Department of Health once again says “today’s data is incomplete.”

ODH officials say the incomplete data is due to “unprecedented volume” and “thousands of reports are pending review.”

Tuesday’s newly reported cases are 1,001 more than the 21-day reported case average of 8,029, according to health officials.

The state health department uses four key indicators regarding COVID-19: cases, deaths, hospitalizations, and ICU admissions. Each category shows the total, new, and average numbers.

The new numbers released Tuesday are all higher than the 21-day average for each key indicator, the data shows.

The data released Tuesday show the new numbers in each category are above the averages in all four sections.
The data released Tuesday show the new numbers in each category are above the averages in all four sections. (Source: Ohio Department of Health (ODH))

On Monday, Dr. Andy Thomas of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center said the state’s hospitalizations have increased by 200% since Nov. 1.

Here is a look at the total cases and deaths in the FOX19 NOW viewing area:

  • Hamilton County - 33,874 cases, 376 deaths
  • Butler County - 16,902 cases, 152 deaths
  • Warren County - 9,500 cases, 79 deaths
  • Clermont County - 6,799 cases, 54 deaths
  • Brown County - 1,181 cases, five deaths

Hamilton, Adams, Clermont, and Warren counties were added to the ‘purple’ watch list in the state’s public advisory system last week because of the “sustained impact on healthcare utilization.”

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