Ohio reports single-day increase of 1,789 new COVID-19 cases

Ohio reports single-day increase of 1,789 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 Wednesday, the Department of Health said 19,024 coronavirus deaths have been verified in the state of Ohio with at least 1,058,395 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine scheduled a COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday to discuss the latest in the response against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 24-hour increase of 1,789 reported cases is a cumulative of all positive test results as a lagging indicator the Ohio Department of Health received on Wednesday; not a total number of new infections reported in a single day.

An additional 167,214 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 55,323 total hospitalizations reported on Wednesday, at least 7,682 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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