CLEVELAND — Each day there's a new announcement that depicts the total number of coronavirus cases in Ohio. But what do those numbers really mean?
We're tracking the data every day to see how coronavirus cases are fluctuating as more businesses get back to work. Federal guidelines suggest a true downward trend consists of 14 consecutive days with fewer cases.
So how is Ohio doing? Here is the latest data:
- CONFIRMED AND PROBABLE CASES IN OHIO: 964,380 total to date
- CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH FEWER NEW CASES REPORTED: 0
- Feb. 21: 1,461 new cases, a decrease of 1,150 from Feb. 20
- Feb. 22: 1,611 new cases, an increase of 150
- Feb. 23: 2,775 new cases, an increase of 1,164
- Feb. 24: 1,842 new cases, a decrease of 933
- Feb. 25: 2,409 new cases, an increase 567
- Feb, 26: 1,976 new cases, a decrease of 433
- 7-DAY AVERAGE TESTING POSITIVITY RATE: 4.3%
- The lowest its been since October and below the CDC's recommended threshold of 5%; the latest known daily figure was 3.2%
- CONFIRMED AND PROBABLE NUMBER OF DEATHS: 17,183
- 58 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours
- NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS: 50,118
- 167 new hospitalizations reported in the last 24 hours.
- NUMBER OF PATIENTS CURRENTLY IN HOSPITAL: 1,235
- A decrease of 33 known active hospitalizations in the last 24 hours
- NUMBER OF ICU ADMISSIONS: 7,119
- 15 new ICU admissions in the last 24 hours
- NUMBER OF PATIENTS CURRENTLY IN ICU: 308
- A decrease of 30 known active ICU cases in the last 24 hours
- TOTAL STATEWIDE HOSPITAL BED OCCUPANCY: 71.79%
- NUMBER OF OHIOANS FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19: 813,569
- An increase of 41,319 people in the last 24 hours
- PERCENTAGE OF OHIOANS FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19: 6.96%
- Experts estimate a rate of 70%-85% is needed to achieve effective herd immunity
Meanwhile, the city of Cleveland reported 66 new cases and 22 new fatalities over the last 24 hours as of Thursday. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the city to 25,040, along with 324 deaths.
All but of Northeast Ohio's counties are currently under at least a Level 3 "red" alert as far as risk for COVID-19, indicating "very high exposure and spread." For the first time in months, Holmes County moved down to Level 2 "orange" this week as case numbers continue to drop.
**You can track the number of cases in individual Ohio counties above. The darker the color, the higher the number of cases. Red dots signify the concentration of deaths.
***Note: These numbers are updated at 2 p.m. daily by the Ohio Department of Health.
TIMELINE: KEY CORONAVIRUS UPDATES IN NORTHEAST OHIO
NOTE: The most-recent updates are posted at the top.
MAY 5, 2020:
- 20,969 confirmed and probably cases with 1,135 deaths.
- This marks an increase of 495 new cases from the day prior.
MAY 4, 2020:
- 20,474 confirmed and probable cases with 1,056 deaths.
- This marks an increase of 560 cases and 18 deaths from the day prior.
MAY 3, 2020
- There are 19,914 confirmed and probable cases with 1.038 deaths.
- This marks an increase of 579 cases and 17 deaths from the day prior.
MAY 2, 2020
- There are 19,335 confirmed and probable cases with 1,021 deaths.
- This marks an increase of 592 cases and 19 deaths from the day prior.
MAY 1, 2020
- There are 18,743 confirmed and probable cases with 1,002 deaths.
- This marks an increase of 716 cases and 27 deaths from the day prior.
- Gov. DeWine has officially extended Ohio's stay-at-home order until 11:59 p.m. May 29. See the changes that may impact you HERE.
- While some businesses have been given the green light to start the reopening process, many others are ordered to extend their closures. See which businesses must remain closed HERE.
APRIL 30, 2020
- There are now 18,027 confirmed and probable cases with 975 deaths.
- This marks an increase of 724 cases and 38 cases from the day prior.
APRIL 29, 2020
- There are now 17,303 confirmed and probable cases with 937 deaths.
- This marks an increase of 534 cases and 138 deaths from the day prior.
APRIL 28, 2020
APRIL 27, 2020
APRIL 26, 2020
- There are now 15,963 confirmed and probable cases with 728 deaths.
APRIL 25, 2020
- There are now 15,587 confirmed and probable cases with 711 deaths.
APRIL 23, 2020
- There are now 14,694 confirmed and probable cases with 656 deaths.
APRIL 22, 2020
- Gov. DeWine partially lifts order against elective surgeries.
- There are now 14,117 confirmed and probable cases with 610 deaths.
- Akron cancels July 4 fireworks, Lock 3 concerts & summer festivals due to coronavirus
APRIL 21, 2020
- There are now 13,725 confirmed and probable cases with 557 deaths.
- Gov. Mike DeWine offers more insight about hospitals, barbershops, salons, retail and amusement parks in his plan to reopen Ohio.
APRIL 20, 2020
- There are now 12,919 confirmed and probable cases with 509 deaths.
- Gov. Mike DeWine announces Ohio schools will remain closed through academic year.
APRIL 19, 2020
- There are now 11,602 confirmed and probable cases with 471 deaths.
APRIL 18, 2020
- There are now 10,222 confirmed and probable cases with 451 deaths.
APRIL 16, 2020
- The state of Ohio now has 8,414 confirmed cases with 389 deaths.
- Gov. Mike DeWine says the state is planning to begin the process of reopening on May 1.
APRIL 20, 2020
- There are now 12,919 confirmed and probable cases with 509 deaths.
- Gov. DeWine has ordered all K-12 schools to remain closed for the rest of the academic year.
APRIL 19, 2020
- Gov. DeWine offers new insight into May 1 reopening plan.
- There are 11,602 confirmed and probable cases with 471 deaths.
APRIL 18, 2020
- 10,222 confirmed and probable cases with 451 deaths.
APRIL 16, 2020
- 8,414 confirmed and probable cases with 389 deaths.
APRIL 15, 2020
- Ohio now has 7,791 confirmed and probable cases with 361 deaths.
APRIL 14, 2020
- Ohio has 7,280 confirmed and probable cases with 324 deaths.
- Cedar Point extends 2020 season passes through the 2021 season.
- Gov. DeWine says he's not sure if stadiums will host sporting events later this year.
APRIL 13, 2020
- The state has 6,975 confirmed cases with 274 deaths.
- Gov. DeWine limits liquor store sales to only Ohioans in several counties.
APRIL 12, 2020
- The number has grown to 6,604 cases with 253 deaths.
APRIL 11, 2020
APRIL 10, 2020
- The number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio rose above 5,800, & Gov. DeWine says the state is now following new CDC guidelines for what should count as a positive test; this will increase the number of cases.
APRIL 9, 2020
- The Ohio Department of Health reports 5,512 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in state; 213 have died.
- Cleveland Clinic is sending caregivers to assist hospitals in Michigan and New York.
APRIL 8, 2020
- Ohio's cases rise to 5,148 with 193 deaths.
APRIL 7, 2020
- 4,782 confirmed cases with 167 deaths.
APRIL 6, 2020
- Health officials in Cuyahoga County say a 1-week-old baby has tested positive for coronavirus.
- The Ohio Department of Health reports 4,450 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 142 deaths.
- Gov. DeWine is utilizing the Ohio National Guard to assist at the federal prison in Elkton.
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MARCH 31, 2020:
- Ohio now has 2,199 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with 55 deaths.
- In an interview with 3News' Russ Mitchell, Dr. Amy Acton cautions that the threat of COVID-19 is something we will have to deal with for a couple of years.
- The city of Berea reports six members of its fire department have tested positive for coronavirus.
MARCH 30, 2020:
MARCH 29, 2020
- Ohio now has 1,653 cases of coronavirus now confirmed in Ohio, with 29 deaths.
- Medina and Lorain County confirm coronavirus-related deaths.
MARCH 28, 2020
- Ohio now has 1,406 confirmed coronavirus cases, with at least 25 deaths.
- Summit County's death toll of five is currently the largest of any county in the state
- ODH Director Amy Acton says Ohioans are still doing a good job of "flattening the curve."
- Sherwin-Williams will donate 3,000 N95 medical masks to Cleveland EMS workers
- All Winking Lizard locations will close (even for takeout) starting Sunday.
MARCH 27, 2020
- Ohio has 1,137 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
- President Trump signed a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill as well as issues the Defense Production Act for GM to make ventilators.
- Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton says the state's coronavirus peak projects for 10,000 new daily cases in late-April.
MARCH 26, 2020
- Ohio is up to 867 confirmed cases of coronavirus. 15 people have died.
- The United States now leads the world in number of confirmed coronavirus cases, according to Johns Hopkins University tally.
- Summit County confirmed its first COVID-19 death.
MARCH 25, 2020
- Ohio now has 704 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 10 deaths.
- The Ohio House and Senate passed a coronavirus relief bill.
- The Rite-Aid Cleveland Marathon will shift to a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MARCH 24, 2020
- Ohio now reports 564 cases of coronavirus with eight total deaths.
- Today marks the first day of Gov. DeWine's "stay at home" order. Here's what you need to know.
- Jay Crawford spoke to his son (a champion long-jumper) about the postponement of the Olympics.
- The Rock Hall induction ceremony will now take place Nov. 7 in Cleveland.
MARCH 23, 2020
- Ohio now has 442 confirmed cases, including six deaths. The cases are within 46 counties.
MARCH 22, 2020
MARCH 21, 2020
- The number of cases is now at 247 within 33 counties. Of those cases, 58 involve hospitalizations.
- Two more Ohio coronavirus deaths have been reported, with one each in Cuyahoga and Erie Counties. This brings Ohio's total to three deaths.
- The Ohio Department of Health says Cleveland, Dayton, and Tuscarawas County are current "hot spots" for the disease.
- A person who later tested positive for COVID-19 came into contact with roughly two dozen people at a "long-term care facility" in Tuscarawas County.
MARCH 20, 2020
MARCH 19, 2020
- The Ohio Department of Health confirms 119 cases of coronavirus in Ohio within 24 counties. There are now 33 hospitalizations due to the virus.
- ODH Director Dr. Amy Acton says the state is investigating its first potential coronavirus death.
MARCH 18, 2020
- The Ohio Department of Health confirms 88 cases of coronavirus in Ohio, 26 have been hospitalized
- Gov. Mike DeWine orders the closing of all but five of the BMV locations in Ohio. He also ordered all barbershops, salons, and tattoo parlors closed.
MARCH 17, 2020
MARCH 16, 2020
- Geauga County confirms its first case of coronavirus.
- The Ohio Department of Health confirms 50 cases of coronavirus in Ohio. 14 have been hospitalized.
- Gov. Mike DeWine announced the closure of all fitness centers, gyms bowling alleys, public recreation centers, movie theaters, indoor water parks, trampolines, etc.
- Gov. DeWine and Secretary of State Frank LaRose said they were filing a motion recommending that in-person voting for the Ohio Primary be delayed until June 2.
MARCH 15, 2020
- Gov. Mike DeWine has issued an order closing all Ohio restaurants and bars effective at 9 p.m. Carry-out and delivery options will still be available.
- DeWine making adjustments to Ohio's unemployment requirements, allowing them to include those being quarantined or impacted by coronavirus preventative measures.
- The number of confirmed cases in Ohio has risen to 36, an increase in 10 from the day prior, according to the state Department of Health.
- Gov. DeWine said it's possible schools throughout Ohio could remain closed for the rest of the school year.
- Medina County confirms its first case of coronavirus. The person, who is in their late 60's, is in the hospital.
MARCH 14, 2020
- The number of confirmed cases in Ohio has now doubled to 26, including the first cases in Lorain County and the city of Cleveland.
- Tuscarawas County confirms 'presumptive positive' coronavirus test for one of its residents.
- Drive-thru testing (with a doctor's note) is now available for Cleveland Clinic patients, and will be available for University Hospitals Patients starting Monday.
MARCH 13, 2020
- There are now 13 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state of Ohio, including the first case in Summit County.
- The city of Cleveland will temporarily cease shutting off water and utilities for residents.
- Cleveland Schools CEO Eric Gordon says the district's schools and recreation centers have partnered to feed 3 meals a day to anyone 18 and under in the city, regardless if they are CMSD students.
- JACK Cleveland Casino, JACK Thistledown, and MGM Northfield Park are all temporarily closing following Gov. DeWine's ban on gatherings of more than 100 people.
MARCH 12, 2020
- Gov. DeWine issues ban on gatherings of more than 100 people and gives schools three-week spring break.
- Ohio's fifth case confirmed in Trumbull County man.
- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 2 in Cleveland has been postponed.
- The Mid-American Conference cancels the remainder of basketball tournaments.
MARCH 11, 2020
- The fourth case of coronavirus is confirmed. A 53-year-old man from Stark County becomes the first community-spread case of coronavirus in Ohio.
- Cleveland's St. Patrick's Day parade is canceled.
- Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he will be issuing an order on "mass gatherings" to help slow the spread.
MARCH 10, 2020
- No new cases confirmed today, but Gov. Mike DeWine recommends Ohio's colleges and universities go to online learning, advises no spectators for indoor sporting events.
MARCH 9, 2020
- Ohio confirms its first cases of the coronavirus involving three people in Cuyahoga County.
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