Ohio tops 1,100 new coronavirus cases in a day; death toll now 3,784 in state

Public Health - Dayton Montgomery County hosted free pop-up coronavirus testing at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Monday, July 20, 2020. STAFF PHOTO / JIM NOELKER
Public Health - Dayton Montgomery County hosted free pop-up coronavirus testing at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Monday, July 20, 2020. STAFF PHOTO / JIM NOELKER

Ohio had 1,131 new cases of coronavirus reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s total to 106,557, according to new stats released this afternoon by the state.

The 21-day average for new cases is slightly higher than the current one-day total at 1,181. The Ohio Department of Health is reporting there have been 100,945 confirmed cases overall in the state since the pandemic began.

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Deaths increased by 29 for a total of 3,784.

There have been 12,128 hospitalizations and 2,755 ICU admissions. Hospitalizations increased by 105 from yesterday and ICU admissions added 12 to its total.

The state is reporting 84,904 presumed recoveries.

More than 1,773,000 people have been tested for the virus in Ohio. Five percent of those tested for the virus are positive, according to the state’s seven-day average.

ODH Interim Director Lance Himes signed a public health order Thursday requiring students, staff and faculty to wear face masks at schools, while unable to social distance while outside but still on school property and while on schools buses. The order is effective as of today.

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Gov. Mike DeWine plans to give an update Tuesday on whether full-contact high school sports can return to competition this fall.

“We’ve been working with the Ohio High School Athletic Association to get it right, to provide guidelines to make it as safe as possible,” DeWine said. “I have a great deal of confidence in the coaches who are out there.”