Increase of 67 COVID-19 deaths and 1,461 new cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours

Increase of 67 COVID-19 deaths and 1,461 new cases reported in Ohio in last 24 hours
Covid-19 vaccines in Ohio surpass total cases. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Sunday, the Department of Health reported 16,816 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 953,767 cases statewide since the start of the pandemic.

Gov. Mike DeWine did not schedule a COVID-19 briefing on Sunday afternoon.

The 24-hour increase of 1,461 reported cases is a cumulative of all positive test results as a lagging indicator the Ohio Department of Health received on Sunday; not a total number of new infections reported in a single day.

Also, 67 new deaths were included in the daily totals. The state is continuing to reconcile death statistics due to a previous underreporting problem.

“The Bureau of Infectious Disease and the Bureau of Vital Statistics continue to reconcile death data. This process is ongoing as the teams complete a deep review of the data. This review will result in some fluctuations in death numbers moving forward.”

An additional 133,728 total cases and 2,515 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 49,372 total hospitalizations reported on Sunday, at least 7,028 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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