Mapping Ohio’s 138,484 coronavirus; updates trends show declining hospitalizations, deaths

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Though Ohio reported 7,148 new coronavirus cases in the last week, the seven-day average for COVID-19 patients in Ohio hospitals has dropped to its lowest point since July 1, and the number deaths has been trending down since Aug. 1, Ohio Department of Health data shows.Through Monday, Ohio reported 138,484 cases, 14,378 hospitalizations and 4,419 since the onset of the coronavirus in the state early this year.This means that 1-in-84 Ohioans is now known to have contracted the virus. Coronavirus patients in Ohio hospitals have been declining while total cases reported have been going up and down.Rich Exner, cleveland.comOn average over the last week, there have been 665 patients in Ohio hospitals, including an average of 224 in intensive care units, according to surveys done by the Ohio Hospital Association.The patient count peaked at 1,112 on July 28.These totals are for Ohio hospitals, including out-of-state patients being treated in Ohio, but not Ohio patients being treated elsewhere. Here is the trend since mid-April for coronavirus patients in Ohio hospitals.Rich Exner, cleveland.comOver the last week, the number of deaths increased by 143, or 3.3%, from the previous week’s total of 4,276. Deaths reported daily were 4, 4, 8, 49, 30, 26 and 22. The reports lag several days from the …

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