Record-shattering 3,590 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours; Governor releases COVID-19 threat level map

Record-shattering 3,590 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours; Governor releases COVID-19 threat level map
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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.

Will Ohio see its first ‘Purple Alert Level 4’ county? Governor releases latest COVID-19 threat level map https://bit.ly/37T3MWs

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Thursday, October 29, 2020

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.

If Cuyahoga County hits six out of the seven indicators again this week, the county will go Level 4 purple on Thursday. But do you know what will change?

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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.

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