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Ohio reports single-day increase of 1,769 new COVID-19 cases as concerns over Delta variant grow

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Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 3:38 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Tuesday, the Ohio Department of Health said 20,530 coronavirus deaths have been reported with at least 1,132,798 cases since the start of the pandemic.

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The 24-hour increase of 1,769 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.

An additional 189,042 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 62,129 total hospitalizations reported on Tuesday, at least 8,488 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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