There were 44,262 total confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the state with 2,697 deaths.
In the last 24 hours, 531 cases, 30 deaths, 34 hospitalizations and 13 intensive care unit admissions were reported to the state health department.
Here are the Ohio counties with the most coronavirus cases:
- Franklin: 7,694
- Cuyahoga: 5,555
- Hamilton: 3,744
- Marion: 2,715
- Lucas: 2,483
And here are the Ohio counties with the most coronavirus deaths:
- Franklin: 357
- Cuyahoga: 336
- Lucas: 294
- Mahoning: 224
- Summit: 201
During his news briefing Thursday, Governor Mike DeWine said that overall Ohio is on a downward trend with coronavirus with the exception of southwest Ohio.
Watch the video above for more from Thursday’s news conference.
“None of this should be a shock. We are going to see a spike in cases, see hot spots,” DeWine said.
The Ohio National Guard will offer more pop-up testing in zipcodes with hotspots in Clark, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery and Warren counties. According to the governor, the state will use this plan when other counties in the state see upticks in COVID-19 cases.
He said this is part of a new stage in the ongoing fight with the virus, requiring us to be more aggressive with testing.