CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Thursday, the Department of Health said 2,772 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 47,651 cases reported statewide.
The 24-hour spike is the fourth-highest increase in total cases during the COVID-19 pandemic, the governor said.
“We have increased testing, but we do not believe this increase in cases is completely due to testing,” Gov. DeWine said during Thursday’s COVID-19 briefing from Columbus.
Approximately 60% of the cases reported during Thursday’s increase are in individuals who range in age from 20 to 49 years old.
The governor previously said he expects to reveal, in the near future, guidelines to reopen Ohio’s schools for the upcoming fall semester with added COVID-19 precautions.
An additional 3,430 cases and 242 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 7,502 hospitalizations reported on Tuesday, at least 1,897 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.