Ohio Capital Journal and Cleveland.com |
The state has reported 10,133 total cases for children below age 18, with 242 hospitalizations and 1 death. The case number represents 7% of the total cases, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Children aged 0-19 represent the fifth highest age group in terms of COVID-19 cases, according to current state overall data on the pandemic.
Ohio’s public, private, and community schools reported 440 new coronavirus cases in K-12 schools this week, according to data released by the state. That is a total of 284 new cases in students and 156 new cases in staff. Last week, the state reported 394 current coronavirus cases with 248 students and 146 staff. That brings cumulative numbers to 806 student cases and 468 staff cases since reporting began September 7th.
Hamilton, Butler, and Clermont counties are now at a level three (red) alert for COVID-19.