COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) — As Ohioans wait for Gov. Mike DeWine’s 5:30 p.m. coronavirus address (as seen in the video above), the Ohio Department of Health released the state’s latest COVID-19 numbers Wednesday afternoon.
There were 69,311 total confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the state, which is an addition of 1,316 reported cases, along with a total of 3,075 reported deaths (up six from yesterday).
The total number of hospitalizations due to the virus is now 9,209 people, an added 160 hospitalizations. The median age of those Ohioans getting coronavirus remains at 44 years old.
As of today, here are the Ohio counties with the most coronavirus cases:
- Franklin: 12,823
- Cuyahoga: 9,784
- Hamilton: 7,279
- Lucas: 3,162
- Marion: 2,759
And here are the Ohio counties with the most coronavirus deaths:
- Franklin: 449
- Cuyahoga: 402
- Lucas: 306
- Mahoning: 239
- Summit: 209
This recent spike in numbers, especially among young people, prompted Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to mandate mask wearing in public in a handful of counties recently, including Cuyahoga. Other cities and communities have followed suit, or are at least encouraging people to wear masks.
While there still is no vaccine for COVID-19, one phamacutical company has moved into Phase III of a clinical trial process, and is looking for volunteers to aid in their study, including people from Cleveland.
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