CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Tuesday, the Department of Health reported 9,247 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 735,003 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine spoke on Tuesday afternoon; his first COVID-19 briefing of the new year.
The 24-hour increase of 7,580 reported cases is a cumulative of all positive test results as a lagging indicator the Ohio Department of Health received on Tuesday; not a total number of new infections reported in a single day.
Additionally, 104 new deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.
An additional 78,422 total cases and 895 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 39,650 total hospitalizations reported on Tuesday, at least 6,022 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.