Ohio reports 2,326 COVID cases, sets new 3-week daily case high

Emily (Warren) Tyler, left, and Jillian Botteicher, with the Dayton & Montgomery County Public Health, prepare for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the Sinclair College Centerville, located at 5800 Clyo Rd. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF
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Emily (Warren) Tyler, left, and Jillian Botteicher, with the Dayton & Montgomery County Public Health, prepare for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the Sinclair College Centerville, located at 5800 Clyo Rd. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF

Ohio reported its highest amount of new daily coronavirus cases in the last three weeks, with 2,326 cases recorded in the last day, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

As of Tuesday, the state has reported 1,145,925 cases during the pandemic. Its averaging 1,305 cases a day in the last three weeks and about 1,875 cases a day in the last week.

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As of Sunday, Ohio was averaging a COVID positivity rate of 7.5% over the last seven days, according to ODH. The last time the seven-day positivity rate average at at 7.5% was at the end of January.

In the Miami Valley, Greene County is reporting the highest two-week positivity rate over the last two weeks at 11.1%. Miami County had the second highest at 10.6%.

The rest of the region reported the following two-week positivity rates as of Monday:

  • Butler County: 7.5%
  • Champaign County: 3.8%
  • Clark County: 5.1%
  • Darke County: 6.2%
  • Logan County: 5%
  • Montgomery County: 8.9%
  • Preble County: 8%
  • Shelby County: 8.4%
  • Warren County: 6.8%

The county with the highest two-week positivity rate in Ohio is Lawrence at 30.4%.

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Ohio reported 159 hospitalizations Tuesday, the highest amount reported in the last three weeks.

In the last 21 days the state is averaging 70 hospitalizations a day.

Eighteen ICU admissions were recorded in the last day in Ohio. ODH is reporting an average of seven ICU admissions a day over the last three weeks.

Ohio reported 24 deaths Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 20,580.

Death data can fluctuate because other states do not regularly reported death certificate data to Ohio’s Bureau of Vital Statistics. The day a death is reported does not reflect the day the death occurred.

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