Ohio reports single-day increase of 5,204 new COVID-19 cases

Published: Aug. 28, 2021 at 2:08 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Saturday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 1,207,932 total coronavirus cases in the state since the start of the pandemic.

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The 24-hour increase of 5,204 reported cases is a cumulative of all positive test results as a lagging indicator the Ohio Department of Health received on Saturday; not a total number of new infections reported in a single day.

An additional 205,730 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 65,135 total hospitalizations reported on Saturday, at least 8,784 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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