COVID-19 Update: 6,129 Newly Confirmed Cases, 360 Hospitalizations
Nov. 18, 2020
Today, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported 6,129 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 360 hospitalizations.
As of 7:30 p.m., the state is waiting for thousands of reports to be confirmed.
"We have many thousands of reports still pending confirmation by our epidemiologists and local health department officials," said said Dan Tierney, press secretary for Governor Mike DeWine. "Epidemiologists and local health department officials work together to verify pending reports. Our unprecedented case volume, combined with unexpected system errors today and reduced staffing at already over-burdened local health departments due to illness, including COVID-19, led to the delay today."
ODH also reported 302,516 confirmed cases, 5,462 deaths and 22,543 hospitalizations. The department also reported 212,713 presumed recoveries.
ODH also reported 16,312 probable cases and 365 additional deaths under an expanded case definition of COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).