Coronavirus-related hospitalizations on the rise in Ohio

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

In the last 24 hours, 7,079 COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths, 368 hospitalizations and 27 intensive care unit admissions were reported to the Ohio Department of Health.

There have been 312,443 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, and 5,772 deaths in the state of Ohio since the pandemic began. It is presumed that 208,945 have recovered.

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations have been dramatically increasing in Ohio. On Oct. 13, there were 1,000 people in the hospital in the state with COVID-19. On Nov. 5, there were 2,000 and on Nov. 12, there were 3,000. DeWine said we are approaching 4,000 hospitalizations.

The governor shared a list of the top 20 counties with highest coronavirus occurrence. For the first time, a county in Northeast Ohio made the ranking. Lake County, which was fourth on the list, had 982 cases per 100,000 people and 2,260 total cases from Nov. 2 to Nov. 15.

DeWine announced a curfew for the state from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. It starts Thursday and will run for 21 days.

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