Coronavirus: Nearly 9,000 daily cases, 400 hospitalizations reported in Ohio

Free pop-up coronavirus testing was available at Wright State University's Nutter Center on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. STAFF PHOTO / MARSHALL GORBY

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Free pop-up coronavirus testing was available at Wright State University's Nutter Center on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. STAFF PHOTO / MARSHALL GORBY

Ohio reported just under 9,000 daily cases of coronavirus Thursday, bringing the total to 446,849, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

The stated recorded 8,921 cases in the last day, the fifth highest the state has reported, Gov. Mike DeWine said. On average, Ohio is reporting 8,209 cases a day.

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Daily hospitalizations came in just under 400 with 396 reported. It is the fourth straight day daily hospitalizations were over 300. There have been 28,281 hospitalizations reported so far in Ohio.

There are 5,142 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Ohio as of Thursday, a slight decrease from the 5,219 reported Wednesday. There have been more than 5,000 coronavirus patients in Ohio hospitals each day since Monday. It is the first time Ohio has had more than 5,000 coronavirus inpatients at a time.

In southwest Ohio, there’s 1,278 coronavirus patients in the region’s hospitals.

Throughout the pandemic, there have been 4,814 total ICU admission related to the virus in Ohio, according to ODH. Thirty-three admissions were reported in the last day.

Deaths increased by 82 Thursday for a total of 6,753.

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