531 new COVID-19 infections and 30 more deaths reported in Ohio over last 24 hours, bringing total cases to 44,262 & fatalities to 2,697

Cases rising in southwest Ohio, and more infections reported overall as testing increases across state.

531 new COVID-19 infections and 30 more deaths reported in Ohio over last 24 hours, bringing total cases to 44,262 & fatalities to 2,697
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Saturday, the Department of Health said 2,697 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 44,262 cases reported statewide.

In the last 24 hours, 531 new cases and 30 more deaths were reported.

The Ohio National Guard is being sent to the Cincinnati and Dayton areas, where cases are rising, to test southwest Ohioans, according to Gov. Mike DeWine.

Also, pop-up testing sites opened in Dayton, Elyria, Portsmouth, and Xenia this week for the public.

Franklin County is the region with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio, with 7,694 total.

Refer to the state’s COVID-19 infection breakdown below:

Out of the 7,201 hospitalizations reported on Saturday, at least 1,833 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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