Ohio reports single-day increase of 7,897 new COVID-19 cases

Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 1:46 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2021 at 2:15 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Thursday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 1,276,738 total coronavirus cases in the state since the start of the pandemic.

Wednesday case total: 1,268,841

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The 24-hour increase of 7,897 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.

24 individuals have been admitted to the intensive care units in the past 24 hours and 3,178 are currently battling COVID-19 in Ohio hospitals

So far, 21,020 Ohio residents have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

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