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Ohio coronavirus updates: 49,263 confirmed cases in the state, 2,626 deaths

A look at coronvavirus-related developments in Ohio.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A look at coronavirus-related developments in Ohio:

The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,041 newly confirmed cases on Wednesday. This is the first time the state has been over 1,000 cases since a three-day stretch in April.

Confirmed cases as of July 1
Reported by Ohio Department of Health

  • 49,263 confirmed cases
  • 2,626 deaths
  • 7,836 hospitalizations

ODH is also reporting 3,602 probable cases and 250 additional deaths under an expanded case definition of COVID-19 from the CDC.

Breakdown of Ohio cases by county >>

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CASES SPIKE

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases reported to the Ohio Health Department topped 1,000 on Wednesday for the first time in two months.

Results typically reflect tests conducted in the past 36 hours, but could involve people showing symptoms for up to two weeks.

Over the past two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases has increased by 402, an increase of nearly 99%, according to an Associated Press analysis. Ohio reported 1,175 cases on April 29, when mass testing of prisons was still going on.

Deaths neared 2,900 on Wednesday, total hospitalizations approached 8,000 and total ICU admissions topped 2,000, the Health Department said.

Ohio's positivity rate, a measure of how widespread the disease is in the community, remains at about 5%.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has warned of spikes in reported COVID-19 cases in two southwestern Ohio counties, Hamilton and Montgomery. In the Montgomery County Jail in Dayton, 28 inmates and five staff members have tested positive, the Dayton Daily News reported Wednesday.

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CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING 

DeWine's provides update on the state's coronavirus response | Monday, June 20 

Gov. DeWine coronavirus pres conference | June 29, 2020

WATCH: Gov. Mike DeWine holds a previously unscheduled press conference about the coronavirus and the state's response // https://bit.ly/2ZlwitZ

Posted by 10TV - WBNS on Monday, June 29, 2020

The governor's next briefing is planned for Thursday.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in a couple of weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems are at higher risk of more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death.

10TV is committed to bringing you a FACTS NOT FEAR approach to our coronavirus reporting. You can count on 10TV to give you the latest developments and the impacts on you and your family. For complete coverage, visit: 10TV.com/coronavirus.

For more information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

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