Ohio reports single-day spike of 100 COVID-19 deaths and 7,981 new cases

Ohio reports single-day spike of 100 COVID-19 deaths and 7,981 new cases
(Source: HNN)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Tuesday, the Department of Health reported 9,802 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 792,938 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine scheduled a 3 p.m. briefing on Tuesday.

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The 24-hour increase of 7,981 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.

Also, 100 new deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.

An additional 90,092 total cases and 997 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 47,498 total hospitalizations reported on Tuesday, at least 6,237 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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