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Ohio coronavirus cases up by 1,453 — biggest increase since July Staff




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.

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