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Ohio reports single-day spike of 81 COVID-19 deaths and 5,859 new cases

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Updated: Jan. 23, 2021 at 3:01 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Saturday, the Department of Health reported 10,680 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 859,841cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Gov. Mike DeWine did not schedule a COVID-19 briefing on Saturday.

The 24-hour increase of 5,859 reported cases is a cumulative of all positive test results as a lagging indicator the Ohio Department of Health received on Saturday; not a total number of new infections reported in a single day.

Also, 81 new deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.

An additional 105,526 total cases and 1,148 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 44,685 total hospitalizations reported on Saturday, at least 6,507 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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