Coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio jump in last 24 hours


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW)– The Ohio Department of Health released the latest COVID-19 numbers for the state Friday afternoon.

There have been 156,809 confirmed and probable cases of the virus and 4,905 fatalities in Ohio, according to the state health department on Tuesday. It’s presumed that 135,301 have recovered.

In the last 24 hours, 1,495 coronavirus cases, 88 deaths, 82 hospitalizations and 15 intensive care unit admissions were reported to the Ohio Department of Health. That’s a sharp increase from the 21-day average of 1,023 cases and 24 deaths. On Thursday, just 13 new deaths were reported.

“We never like to see these numbers high and these certainly are high,” Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said. “We’ve seen in the last week, our positivity numbers are ticking up.”

Ohio counties with the most coronavirus cases:

  • Franklin: 27,770
  • Cuyahoga: 17,796
  • Hamilton: 13,625
  • Montgomery: 8,219
  • Lucas: 7,469

Ohio counties with the most coronavirus deaths:

  • Cuyahoga: 663
  • Franklin: 629
  • Lucas: 367
  • Hamilton: 331
  • Mahoning: 282

DeWine did not hold a news conference on coronavirus, but he was available to comment on President Donald Trump’s positive test result at 3 p.m.

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