Coronavirus in Ohio Sunday update: State records 8,133 new cases, surpasses 350K total cases

Coronavirus

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Health has released the latest case numbers in the state’s fight against COVID-19.

As of Sunday, Nov. 22, a total of 351,419 (+8,133) cases have been reported in Ohio since the pandemic began, leading to 5,996 (+12) deaths and 24,423 (+205) hospitalizations.

Sunday’s reported 8,133 cases is the second-highest number of new daily cases reported since the pandemic began. It also pushed the state past 350,000 total reported cases.

A notice on the state’s coronavirus dashboard says the data is incomplete with thousands of reports pending review.

The 8,808 new cases in the past 24 hours reported Friday represents a record high.

DeWine said Thursday that the 24-hour case change of 7,787 for that day was probably not accurate and lower than the actual number. The Department of Health has been double-checking the results of antigen tests for COVID-19, and a backlog has developed since Monday.

DeWine said 12,000 such tests are being double-checked, with most of them expected to be confirmed. It was unknown when those test results might be added into the daily totals.

A 21-day statewide curfew, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., went into effect Thursday night.

On Wednesday, Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery County announced a stay-at-home advisory, beginning Thursday until Dec. 17.

Franklin County moved up to level 4 on the updated advisory map and is the only county at purple this week. Seventy-two of Ohio’s 88 counties are at level 3, or red. The remaining 15 are at level 2.

Grab the FREE WDTN News App from the Apple Store or Google play. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.

news-app-download-apple news-app-download-google-play

Follow Us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news, weather and sports.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video on WDTN.com

Don't Miss

Interactive Radar

More As Seen on 2 NEWS