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Ohio breaks record again with 1,679 new COVID-19 cases reported in 24 hours Staff




Ohio has once again broken its own record for daily new cases of COVID-19, reporting 1,679 new cases Friday afternoon.

There are now a total of 72,280 confirmed and probable cases statewide, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

The number of hospitalizations stands at 9,445, up 121 from Thursday.

There have been 3,112 deaths of people with COVID-19 as of Friday, up 9 from the day before.

While health officials have reported 1,679 new cases Friday, that doesn’t necessarily mean they all occurred within the past 24 hours. There is a lag time between when they occur and when local health departments send the data to the state.

Just over 1.1 million tests for COVID-19 have been conducted throughout the state, up 27,287 from Thursday.

According to data from the Ohio Department of Health posted Wednesday, 5.8% of people who were tested came back positive — below the seven-day rolling average of 6.3%.

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