2,149 coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio, at least 35,034 cases statewide

2,149 coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio, at least 35,034 cases statewide
(Source: KEYC News Now)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Saturday, the Department of Health said 2,149 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 35,034 cases reported statewide.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton are not holding a COVID-19 briefing on Saturday.

As of May 30, Franklin County was the region with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio, with 5,773 total.

The state’s numbers, according to Dr. Acton, which include probable cases per CDC guidelines, don’t reflect all of the cases because testing is primarily being used to screen individuals who are hospitalized or work in the health care field.

She also described that seeing a significant increase in daily cases shouldn’t be alarming because the testing capacity is expanding.

An additional 2,395 cases and 211 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 hospitalizations reported on Saturday, at least 1,548 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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