The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,453 new confirmed and probable cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Tuesday, the largest daily increase since July. The increase is above the state’s 21-day reported daily case rolling average of 1,037.
The batch of new cases brings the state’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 124,610.
Gov. Mike DeWine said during his coronavirus press briefing Tuesday that he believes the increase can be attributed to colleges and K-12 schools returning to in-person classes.
27 additional deaths were reported Tuesday, bringing the state’s total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 4,165.
Hospitalizations are up by 103 compared to Monday’s data, making for a total of 13,479 reported hospitalizations statewide.
Admissions to intensive care units are up by 14, with a total of 2,975 ICU admissions throughout Ohio.