Mostly rural counties in Ohio’s list with highest coronavirus occurrence

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW)– Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine held a news conference on the coronavirus pandemic at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

DeWine announced a state order permitting contact sports to be played this fall.

The Ohio Department of Health said there have been 109,923 total confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, resulting in the deaths of 3,871 Ohioans. It’s presumed that 89,068 people have recovered.

In the last 24 hours, 861 cases, 39 deaths, 117 hospitalizations and 19 intensive care unit admissions were reported to the state health department.

The governor shared a list of the top 10 Ohio counties with the highest occurrence of the virus. They were mostly rural counties.

Ohio counties with the most coronavirus cases:

  • Franklin: 19,818
  • Cuyahoga: 14,487
  • Hamilton: 10,259
  • Lucas: 5,783
  • Montgomery: 4,741

Ohio counties with the most coronavirus deaths:

  • Franklin: 542
  • Cuyahoga: 541
  • Lucas: 331
  • Hamilton: 269
  • Mahoning: 261

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