Ohio reports 2,309 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths


By Jane Morice - Advance Ohio Media, Cleveland (TNS)



CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health said Sunday that while no new COVID-19 deaths have been reported statewide, the number of confirmed or probable infections of the novel coronavirus had risen to 198,115, up 2,309 since Saturday.

Ohio had its fourth straight record-setting day Saturday, reporting its highest number of coronavirus cases in a 24-hour span (2,858). Additionally, 22 new deaths were reported. In all, the department recorded 195,806 infections and 5,206 deaths.

Furthermore, there were 89 new COVID-19 hospitalizations reported statewide since Saturday and nine new ICU admissions, the Ohio Department of Health says.

Ohio’s coronavirus figures tend to lag on weekends due to reporting delays.

Sunday’s new case count is much higher than the 21-day rolling average, which currently sits at 1,867 cases. The state’s spike in cases this week has, of course, increased the 21-day rolling average; last Sunday, the number was 1,475.

There are more than 42 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and more than 1.1 million deaths worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. In the U.S., there are close to 8.6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and nearly 225,000 COVID-19 deaths.

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By Jane Morice

Advance Ohio Media, Cleveland (TNS)

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