After two days in a row of more than 500 new coronavirus cases, the state reported 486 new cases on Saturday, a slight dip. The 21 day case average currently sits at 298 cases per day and continues to rise as more cases are reported. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Ohio Department of Health has reported 1,116,808 cases of COVID-19.
In the past 24 hours, the ODH has reported 28 new hospitalizations, bringing total hospitalizations since the beginning of the pandemic to 61,156 hospitalizations. Currently, 309 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, a 33% increase in hospitalizations in the past week, the Ohio Hospital Association reported. About one in 63 people currently in the hospital have tested positive for COVID-19.