Ohio reports single-day spike of 121 COVID-19 deaths and 7,814 new cases

Ohio reports single-day spike of 121 COVID-19 deaths and 7,814 new cases
(Source: HNN)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Wednesday, the Department of Health reported 9,368 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 742,817 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine did not hold a briefing on Wednesday afternoon, but spoke to 19 News earlier in the day.

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The 24-hour increase of 7,814 reported cases is a cumulative of all positive test results as a lagging indicator the Ohio Department of Health received on Wednesday; not a total number of new infections reported in a single day.

Additionally, 121 new deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.

An additional 80,600 total cases and 925 deaths are presumed to be linked to COVID-19 under the CDC expanded definitions and included in the Ohio Department of Health’s reporting.

Out of the 40,104 total hospitalizations reported on Wednesday, at least 6,065 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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