The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,121 new confirmed and probable cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Thursday, above the state’s 21-day reported daily case rolling average of 1,052.
The batch of new cases brings the state’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 134,086.
Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday encouraged Ohioans to get vaccinated for the flu, citing uncertainty around what happens when people get the flu and COVID-19 simultaneously.
“While the flu can be deadly on its own, we also are concerned that Ohioans who get both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time could become severely, if not fatally, ill. Anyone who can get vaccinated against the flu should do so,” DeWine said.
30 additional deaths were reported Thursday, bringing the state’s total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 4,354.
Hospitalizations are up by 81 compared to Wednesday’s data, making for a total of 14,164 reported hospitalizations statewide.
Admissions to intensive care units are up by 16, with a total of 3,070 ICU admissions throughout Ohio.
If you are elderly and need help getting to your physician or a location that offers flu shots, we encourage older Ohioans to contact their local Area Agency on Agency at
866-243-5678. They can connect you with resources in your area for transportation and other services.
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) September 10, 2020