Ohio reports 41,455 new COVID-19 cases
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - On Friday afternoon, Ohio Department of Health officials reported an additional 41,455 coronavirus cases.
Ohio health officials announced Friday the numbers will be inflated for the next several days due to a processing lag caused by the unprecedented number of cases reported.
Health officials said as COVID-19 cases reached all-time highs, driven largely by the Omicron variant, the system reached its processing capacity.
According to Ohio health officials, there have been at least 2,307,691 cases since the start of the pandemic.
And, the latest number for coronavirus deaths in Ohio stands at 30,922.
In the past 24 hours, at least 36 individuals battling COVID-19 were admitted to intensive care units at Ohio hospitals.
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