Health department reports 22 deaths, 1,166 new coronavirus cases in Ohio


Editor’s Note: The video above is from Gov. DeWine’s press conference on August 4, 2020.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) — The Ohio Department of Health released the latest coronavirus numbers for the state Thursday afternoon.

There have been 97,471 total confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Ohio, resulting in 3,618 deaths, since the pandemic began. The Ohio Department of Health said 74,612 are presumed recovered from the virus.

In the last 24 hours, 1,166 cases, 22 deaths and 135 hospitalizations were reported to the state health department.

On Thursday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said he tested positive for coronavirus. “As part of the standard protocol to greet President Trump on the tarmac in Cleveland, I took a COVID test. I tested positive. I have no symptoms at this time. I’m following protocol and will quarantine at home for the next 14 days,” the Governor tweeted.

Here are the Ohio counties with the most coronavirus cases:

  • Franklin: 17,834
  • Cuyahoga: 13,141
  • Hamilton: 9,374
  • Lucas: 5,155
  • Montgomery: 4,174

And here are the Ohio counties with the most coronavirus deaths:

  • Franklin: 521
  • Cuyahoga: 491
  • Lucas: 320
  • Mahoning: 254
  • Hamilton: 252


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