Ohio reports single-day spike of 94 COVID-19 deaths and 10,251 new cases

Ohio reports single-day spike of 94 COVID-19 deaths and 10,251 new cases
(Source: HNN)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Thursday, the Department of Health reported 9,462 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 753,068 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine scheduled a briefing on Thursday afternoon as vaccine distribution continues throughout the state.

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The governor has also been vocal about the chaotic scene that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday.

“Yesterday was a sad day in American history,” Gov. DeWine remarked.

The 24-hour increase of 10,251 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.

Additionally, 94 new deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.

An additional 82,482 total cases and 940 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 40,469 total hospitalizations reported on Thursday, at least 6,092 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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