Ohio reports 3,709 new COVID-19 cases Saturday

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Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Ohio reported 3,709 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

The state reported 4,937 cases on Friday, according to the Ohio Department of Health. A week ago, Ohio reported 6,651 daily cases.

Daily COVID-19 cases have remained below 6,000 for the last week. From Oct. 2 to 8, Ohio reported more than 6,000 daily cases four times.

The 21-day average of COVID-19 cases remains over 5,000, however, at 5,162 cases on average.

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COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 16. Courtesy of Ohio Department of Health.

COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 16. Courtesy of Ohio Department of Health.
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COVID-19 cases as of Oct. 16. Courtesy of Ohio Department of Health.

An additional 181 people were hospitalized in the last 24 hours with COVID-19, according to ODH, and 31 more people were admitted to the ICU. The 21-day average for ICU intake is 22 people per day, and the 21-day average for hospitalizations is 251 people per day.

Ohio reported 306 COVID-19 deaths Friday, bringing its total to 23,327 since the pandemic started, according to ODH.

The state updates death data twice a week. Because other states don’t regularly report death certificates to Ohio’s Bureau of Vital Statistics, death data can fluctuate.

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