The Ohio Department of Health on Thursday reported 1,733 new confirmed and probable cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), breaking the state record for the most newly reported cases in a single 24 hour period.
The new batch of cases Thursday brings the state’s total number of confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases to 89,626. The 21-day reported daily case average is 1,347.
“Today’s 1,733 new cases reported is the highest daily count we have ever reported. This is not good news,” Gov. Mike DeWine tweeted Thursday.
Deaths were up by 20 on Thursday, making for a total of 3,442 reported deaths throughout the state.
Hospitalizations increased by 125 on Thursday, eclipsing the 21-day reported daily average of 100 hospitalizations. The total number of hospitalizations throughout the state now stands at 10,678.
Intensive care unit admissions are up by 21 as of Thursday, with a total of 2,534 throughout Ohio.
Here is this week’s Ohio Public Health Advisory System map. The good news is that more people are wearing masks in our urban counties and we are seeing the spread slow. The bad news is our more rural counties are turning orange with significantly more spread taking place. pic.twitter.com/JvW68jU7og
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) July 30, 2020