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Ohio reports single-day increase of 1,297 new COVID-19 cases

Members of the Ohio National Guard help administer COVID-19 vaccines at Cleveland State's...
Members of the Ohio National Guard help administer COVID-19 vaccines at Cleveland State's Wolstein Center(Provided Photo)
Published: May. 8, 2021 at 2:58 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - As of Saturday, the Department of Health said 19,425 coronavirus deaths have been verified in the state of Ohio with at least 1,082,815 cases since the start of the pandemic.

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine did not schedule a regular COVID-19 briefing on Saturday afternoon.

The 24-hour increase of 1,297 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 173,825 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 57,287 total hospitalizations reported on Friday, at least 7,904 individuals were admitted to intensive care units.

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