COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) — The Ohio Department of Health released the state’s latest coronavirus numbers Tuesday afternoon.
There were 51,789 total confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the state with 2,863 total deaths.
The total number of hospitalizations due to the virus is 7,839 people. The median age of those Ohioans getting coronavirus is now 46 years old.
Here are the Ohio counties with the most coronavirus cases:
- Franklin: 9,148
- Cuyahoga: 6,831
- Hamilton: 5,010
- Marion: 2,726
- Lucas: 2,600
And here are the Ohio counties with the most coronavirus deaths:
- Franklin: 404
- Cuyahoga: 364
- Lucas: 301
- Mahoning: 228
- Summit: 205
Despite numbers continuing to rise, DeWine is working on plans for the next phase to continue Ohio’s opening. In a press conference yesterday, where he also announced that outdoor nursing home visitations could resume July 20, he said he expects to have an update on these plans on Thursday.
Asked whether there are a certain set of coronavirus numbers that would push him to shut down the Ohio economy again, he said: “this is a process where we continue to learn, and see what’s happening in other places … having said that, we have seven metrics, we’ll go into next time, when you see higher numbers being reached, we’ll go over that next time …We hope people will do what they need to do.”
Moving into Fourth of July weekend, there are plenty of Northeast Ohio fireworks shows to look forward to, despite the pandemic.