CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Friday, the Department of Health reported 9,544 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 762,603 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine did not schedule a Friday afternoon briefing.
The 24-hour increase of 9,535 reported cases is a cumulative of all positive test results as a lagging indicator the Ohio Department of Health received on Friday; not a total number of new infections reported in a single day.
Additionally, 82 new deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.
An additional 84,162 total cases and 955 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 40,787 total hospitalizations reported on Friday, at least 6,126 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.