CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Thursday, the Department of Health said 5,275 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 208,937 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.
The 24-hour record increase of 3,590 reported cases is a cumulative of all positive test results as a lagging indicator the Ohio Department of Health received on Thursday; not a total number of new infections reported in a single day.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine released the latest color-coded COVID-19 threat level map during Thursday’s briefing.
Cuyahoga County and two there previously on the watch list for approaching “Purple Alert Level 4,” but all have since been removed despite rising cases across the state.
An additional 12,073 total cases and 312 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 18,800 hospitalizations reported on Thursday, at least 3,816 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.