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Ohio reports 1,560 new cases of COVID-19, 41 additional deaths Staff




The Ohio Department of Health reported a total of 81,746 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 Friday.

Ohio’s COVID-19 total case count increased by 1,560 over Thursday’s data.

State health officials say a total of 3,297 people have died with COVID-19 in Ohio, up 41 from Thursday’s count.

Hospital admissions are up 104 from Thursday, making for a total of 10,072 hospitalizations throughout the state.

Intensive care unit admissions are up by 16 from the previous day. The total number of intensive care unit admissions in Ohio is 2,419 as of Friday.

In Seneca County, the total COVID-19 case count stands at 97 as of Thursday. The Seneca County General Health District reports a total of two deaths, one currently hospitalized, and 44 active cases.

Gov. Mike DeWine’s statewide mask order went into effect Thursday at 6 p.m. The order mandates mask-wearing by people in all of Ohio’s counties while in public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained. There are certain exemptions, like those under the age of 10 and those with medical conditions that prevent them from wearing a face mask safely.

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