Ohio reported more than twice as many COVID-19 deaths Saturday (84) as it had Friday (36), according to the state's Department of Health.
The numbers show an increase over the 21-day average death total of 45, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
The state's death total now stands at 1,960, with 200 listed as "probable" COVID-19 cases. Of the 84 deaths reported Saturday, 19 were listed as probable, according to the report.
Ohio has been one of the most active states in coronavirus mitigation and study, but as the seventh-most populous state in the U.S., it has just the 15th-most confirmed COVID-19 cases and 12th-most deaths, according to Worldometer.
Among the other Ohio DOH data:
- Total hospitalizations 5,437, up 58 from the previous day.
- Total intensive-care unit admissions 1,429, an increase of 13.
- 640 COVID-19 positive state prison employees, including four deaths and 451 recovered.
- 292 state prison inmates "currently positive," with 64 deaths and 4,094 recovered.
Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, has been critical of President Donald Trump amid the pandemic and has become one of the more popular governors in the media, The New York Times reported.
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