COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW)– The Ohio Department of Health released the state’s latest coronavirus numbers on Friday.
There were 43,731 total confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the state with 2,667 deaths.
In the last 24 hours, 609 cases, 56 deaths, 63 hospitalizations and 13 intensive care unit admissions were reported to the state health department.
Additionally, another round of Ohio’s businesses were permitted to reopen Friday after months of shutdowns.
Those businesses that can reopen as long as they follow the state’s rules for COVID-19 prevention include:
- Amusement parks
- Water parks
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.
Here are the Ohio counties with the most coronavirus cases:
- Franklin: 7,590
- Cuyahoga: 5,481
- Hamilton: 3,634
- Marion: 2,715
- Lucas: 2,478
And here are the Ohio counties with the most coronavirus deaths:
- Franklin: 348
- Cuyahoga: 334
- Lucas: 293
- Mahoning: 223
- Summit: 199