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Ohio Sees Daily Virus Deaths Double Friday to Saturday

COLUMBUS, OH - MAY 12: Shoppers wait in line for their turn to shop at a clothing store at a mall as a part of the effort to maintain social distancing on May 12, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. As part of the plan to reopen Ohio in phases and lift restrictions on the state, Governor DeWine allotted for all retail businesses to reopen on Tuesday while following safety protocols. Despite the lift of the order, many retailers chose to remain closed. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

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:

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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