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Ohio reports largest one-day increase in deaths since April 29

April 29 saw the largest one-day increase in deaths throughout the entire pandemic, making today the second-largest increase in confirmed deaths.
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Gov. Mike DeWine during his state update on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

CEDARVILLE — The Ohio Department of Health today reported 81 new confirmed deaths from COVID-19.

That's the largest one-day increase since April 29, when the state added 99 new confirmed deaths to its death toll. April 29 saw the largest one-day increase in deaths throughout the entire pandemic, making today the second-largest increase in confirmed deaths. 

During Tuesday's state update, Gov. Mike DeWine noted not all deaths reported today occured in the last 24 hours. In a slide, he showed the 81-death increase includes one death that occurred in June and three that occurred in July. 

The majority of deaths reported today occurred at the end of August and the beginning of Sept. 

 



Jess Hardin

About the Author: Jess Hardin

Jess Hardin is a reporter for Mahoning Matters. She grew up in Pittsburgh and last worked at The Vindicator. Jess graduated from Georgetown University.
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