(Watch a portion of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus news conference from Thursday in the video player above)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW)–The Ohio Department of Health released the latest COVID-19 numbers for the state Friday afternoon. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine did not hold a news conference.
There have been 542,209 total confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus, and 7,426 deaths in the state, according to the health department. It is presumed that 370,932 have recovered.
In the last 24 hours, 10,359 cases, 128 deaths, 394 hospitalizations and 44 intensive care unit admissions were reported to the Ohio Department of Health. The number of fatalities exceeds the 21-day average of 70.
The Cleveland Department of Public Heath said it was notified of 268 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in city residents on Friday. They range is age from under 10 to in their 80s. There have been 14,773 cases and 170 fatalities in Cleveland.
On Thursday, DeWine said the state is extending its 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. It will now be in effect until Jan. 2. Retail, except for grocery stores and pharmacies, must close at 10 p.m. Restaurants can open past that time for takeout or delivery only.
DeWine said there is a variance for four major sporting events, including the Cleveland Browns Monday Night Football game against the Baltimore Ravens. The curfew also doesn’t not impact religious services, like midnight Mass.
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