- Between November 4-5, health officials have reported a total of 4,961 new positive coronavirus cases in Ohio, the highest number of new cases in a 24-hour period to date.
- There are currently 2,075 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 which is a 55% increase in hospitalized patients compared to two weeks ago.
- Of the hospitalized patients, 541 people are in intensive care. The previous record for intensive care admissions was 533 in April.
“This virus is flaring up, and we have to push it down – the economy depends on it,” said Gov. DeWine. “If the virus continues to aggressively spread, people will lose confidence in their ability to safely go to stores, restaurants, and other businesses. If we want to keep our economy moving, we must all live with this virus and we must all be more careful.”
Gov. DeWine stressed that the new record number of cases is not due to increased testing capacity in the state. Since September 24, the total number of tests in Ohio has increased by approximately 44%, but positive cases have increased 280% in the same time period. If a person is tested multiple times, they are only counted once.