Over 11,800 new COVID-19 cases reported Monday; Lab backlog partially responsible

Over 11,800 new COVID-19 cases reported Monday; Lab backlog partially responsible

MIAMI VALLEY — The Ohio Department of Health reported over 11,800 new COVID-19 cases Monday as the state’s positivity rate reached 13.5 percent for the 7-day average.

“This high jump in cases is caused, at least in part, by technical problems with two labs being unable to report cases for two days. There are also many antigen tests still pending,” DeWine said during a media briefing Monday.

The 7-day positivity rate continues to be the highest since April and has consistently been rising since late September when it sat at 2.7 percent.

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As of Monday afternoon, there have been at least 363,304 confirmed or probable cases in the state. The state has reported 6,020 deaths, and 24,705 hospitalizations, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

230,678 people are presumed to have recovered from the virus.

Ohio has an estimated population of approximately 11.7 million, census records show.

There have been 5,718,750 people tested for the coronavirus in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

A total of 27,685 health care workers have tested positive which is about 8 percent of the cases.

LOCAL DEATHS:

· Darke - 58

· Clark - 64

· Greene - 63

· Miami - 65

· Mercer - 37

· Montgomery - 225

· Preble - 21

· Champaign - 5

· Butler - 144

· Auglaize - 30

· Warren - 75

· Shelby - 15

· Clinton - 14

· Logan - 13

LOCAL CASES REPORTED BY OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (Some health departments will report its own numbers prior to the numbers reaching the state):

· Darke - 2,170 cases, 1,348 presumed recovered (Total Population: 51,323)

· Clark - 5,010 cases, 3,138 presumed recovered (Total Population: 134,585)

· Greene - 5,105 cases, 3,040 presumed recovered (Total Population: 167,995)

· Miami - 4,164 cases, 2,450 presumed recovered (Total Population: 106,222)

· Mercer - 2,847 cases, 1,968 presumed recovered (Total Population: 40,959)

· Montgomery – 19,636 cases, 12,849 presumed recovered (Total Population: 532,331)

· Preble - 1,484 cases, 860 presumed recovered (Total Population: 40,997)

· Champaign - 934 cases, 537 presumed recovered (Total Population: 38,754)

· Butler - 14,472 cases, 10,053 presumed recovered (Total Population: 383,134)

· Auglaize - 2,232 cases, 1,470 presumed recovered (Total Population: 45,804)

· Warren - 7,989 cases, 5,168 presumed recovered (Total Population: 234,602)

· Shelby - 1,848 cases, 1,167 presumed recovered (Total Population: 48,627)

· Clinton - 1,034 cases, 661 presumed recovered (Total Population: 41,968)

· Logan - 1,236 cases, 667 presumed recovered (Total Population: 45,358)

Presumed recovered is defined as cases with a symptom onset date > 21 days prior who are not deceased.