Ohio reports single-day increase of 2,742 new COVID-19 cases

Ohio reports single-day increase of 2,742 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 Thursday, the Department of Health said 18,744 coronavirus deaths have been verified in the state of Ohio with at least 1,033,606 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine scheduled a regular COVID-19 briefing on Thursday.

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The 24-hour increase of 2,742 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.

An additional 160,000 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 53,841 total hospitalizations reported on Thursday, at least 7,506 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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