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Ohio breaks COVID-19 daily case record again; 38 counties now at red alert Staff




Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine holds a press conference on COVID-19

The Ohio Department of Health reported 2,425 new confirmed and probable cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Thursday, a new record for daily reported cases and above the state’s 21-day reported daily case rolling average of 1,672.

The batch of new cases brings the state’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 190,430.

Gov. Mike DeWine said during a press conference Thursday afternoon that there is now an “alarming number of counties that are [at red alert] — 38,” on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, which is close to half the state.

“92.8% of Ohioans are living in a county that is red or high incidence. We cannot let our guard down,” the governor said.

12 additional deaths were reported Thursday, bringing the state’s total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 5,161.

Hospitalizations are up by 159 compared to Wednesday’s data, making for a total of 17,682 reported hospitalizations statewide.

Admissions to intensive care units are up by 25, with a total of 3,657 ICU admissions throughout Ohio.

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