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Ohio reports single-day increase of 2,810 new COVID-19 cases, additional 264 hospitalizations

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Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 3:07 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Monday, the Ohio Department of Health said 23,327 coronavirus deaths have been reported with at least 1,499,485 cases since the start of the pandemic.

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The 24-hour increase of 2,810 reported cases is a cumulative of all positive test results as a lagging indicator the Ohio Department of Health received on Monday; not a total number of new infections reported in a single day.

An additional 280,182 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 77,390 total hospitalizations reported on Monday, at least 9,860 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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