Ohio Department of Health reports Wednesday’s case number summary is delayed

Ohio Department of Health reports Wednesday’s case number summary is delayed
(Source: Princeton City Schools)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The daily COVID-19 data for Ohio is released each day at approximately 2 p.m., but the state’s Department of Health said Wednesday’s reporting is delayed without further explanation.

The latest update from the Department of Health, which was provided on Tuesday afternoon, said 5,772 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 312,443 cases reported statewide since the start of the pandemic.

The 24-hour increase of 7,079 reported cases was a cumulative of all positive test results as a lagging indicator the Ohio Department of Health received; not a total number of new infections reported in a single day.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine did not schedule a COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday afternoon, but did speak in Cleveland earlier about the progress of fighting infections.

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Additionally, 30 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

An additional 16,056 total cases and 360 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 22,846 hospitalizations reported on Tuesday, at least 4,250 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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