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Ohio reports increase of 11,803 new COVID-19 cases; data includes backlog of results

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Published: Dec. 16, 2021 at 1:52 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Thursday, the Ohio Department of Health said 27,594 coronavirus deaths have been reported with at least 1,819,342 cases since the start of the pandemic.

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Here’s a video review of the day’s data:

The increase of 11,803 includes data from laboratories that reported a backlog of results or manual reporting errors, which have since been resolved.

According to the Ohio Department of Health:

“The 24-hour daily case counts change will be artificially inflated on Dec. 14, 15, and 16.”

An additional 377,267 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 91,800 total hospitalizations reported on Thursday, at least 11,314 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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