COVID Deaths Spike, Young Adults Driving Higher Overall Case Numbers

Gov. Mike DeWine yesterday reported 50 COVID-19 deaths, the highest number of deaths recorded on a single day since June. In addition, 1,345 new COVID-19 cases were reported for the 24 hours from Wednesday to Thursday, a significant jump over the 21-day average of 1,033 new cases. Find daily data updates here.

The governor cited a trend of young people contracting COVID-19 and spreading the virus to others as a prime cause of the case count climbing. Cases in the 18-22 age group have jumped to 35% to 40% of all cases in the state. DeWine asked college students to be careful, warning, “You might not get seriously sick, but you can spread the virus to someone who could.” Click here to view the latest public health orders from the Ohio Department of Health.