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Ohio reports single-day increase of 5,143 new COVID-19 cases, additional 301 hospitalizations

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Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 4:01 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Thursday, the Ohio Department of Health said 23,021 coronavirus deaths have been reported with at least 1,485,514 cases since the start of the pandemic.

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The 24-hour increase of 5,143 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.

An additional 276,751 total cases 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 76,590 total hospitalizations reported on Thursday, at least 9,780 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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