COLUMBUS, Ohio — A look at coronavirus-related developments in Ohio:
The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,129 newly confirmed cases and 81 hospitalizations on Friday.
Confirmed cases as of August 7:
Reported by Ohio Department of Health
- 93,402 confirmed cases
- 3,381 deaths
- 11,358 hospitalizations
- 75,975 presumed recoveries*
ODH is also reporting 5,273 probable cases and 271 additional deaths under an expanded case definition of COVID-19 from the CDC.
*The state of Ohio is now reporting total presumed recoveries from COVID-19. The number is determined by the following formula: Total Cases - Deaths - Cases with an Onset Date in the Last 21 Days = Presumed Recovered.
Gov. Mike DeWine will give an update Friday on the coronavirus and the state's response.
DEWINE TESTS NEGATIVE IN 2ND TEST
Gov. Mike DeWine tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday after testing positive earlier in the day before he was to meet with President Donald Trump, according to a statement from his office.
His wife, Fran DeWine, also tested negative, as did staff members. They underwent a different type of test in Columbus; one considered to be more accurate than the rapid-result test which showed DeWine to be positive for COVID-19 just ahead of a planned meeting with Trump in Cleveland.
The conflicting results underscore the problems with both kinds of tests and are bound to spur more questions about them. Many people in the U.S. can’t get lab results on the more accurate version for weeks, rather than the few hours it took the governor to find out.
The governor and first lady plan to undergo another test Saturday, according to the statement.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in a couple of weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems are at higher risk of more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death.
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For more information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.