Ohio reports single-day increase of 2,458 new COVID-19 cases

Ohio reports single-day increase of 2,458 new COVID-19 cases
Members of the Ohio National Guard help administer COVID-19 vaccines at Cleveland State's Wolstein Center (Source: Provided Photo)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Tuesday, the Department of Health said 18,611 coronavirus deaths have been verified in the state of Ohio with at least 1,015,577 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine did not schedule a regular COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday, but is expected to return on Thursday afternoon.

The 24-hour increase of 2,458 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 154,760 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 52,968 total hospitalizations reported on Tuesday, at least 7,416 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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