Coronavirus: 1,000 new cases reported in Ohio Wednesday

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Ohio saw more 1,000 new coronavirus cases reported Wednesday and a slight increase in hospitalizations, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

The state reported 1,076 new cases, nearly double the average of 633.

There were 72 new hospitalizations reported. The average is 58.

The percent of positive tests reported each day stayed steady at 5%.

There have been 52,865 total cases of coronavirus and 2,876 deaths attributed to the virus in Ohio.

The state is reporting 49,263 confirmed cases and 2,626 confirmed deaths.

Tomorrow, Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to share plans for the state’s next phase of the coronavirus pandemic. Guidelines on K-12 schools are among the details expected to be released.

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Earlier this week the governor shared concerns about hospitalizations related to the pandemic increasing.

Last week was the first in two months where the state saw a jump.

The Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus regions all saw an increase in hospitalizations. However, DeWine noted that none of the regions in Ohio were at the concerning threshold of 80% hospital capacity.