CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Thursday, the Department of Health said 4,354 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 134,086 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine spoke on Thursday about the latest COVID-19 information.
During the briefing, the governor provided an update to the state’s color-coded threat level system.
Summit County was the only region elevated to “Red Alert Level 3” in the last week.
“I don’t share these stories to make anyone feel bad,” the governor said. “This is a horrible situation. I don’t think any of us want to make anyone sick, but because this virus is so dangerous, we must do whatever we can to keep ourselves and others safe.”
An additional 6,980 cases and 290 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 14,164 hospitalizations reported on Thursday, at least 3,070 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.