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Ohio hits record for daily COVID-19 cases

Ohio reported more cases of coronavirus Friday than ever before in a single day (Source: “Ohio reports new daily record for COVID-19 cases as state death toll nears 5,000,” Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 9).

Another 1,840 Ohioans tested positive for COVID-19, the state reported Friday, bringing the statewide total to 166,102. The figure was 721 cases higher than a three-week average of 1,119, according to the state health department. The previous record high for cases was 1,733 reported on July 30.

The average positive test rate for Ohioans the past seven days rose to 3.4% Wednesday, the most-recent day for which data is available, according to the state health department.