Ohio – The city of Cleveland has shattered its day-to-day COVID-19 case record, set just last week.
The Cleveland Department of Public Health recorded 195 cases on Monday and 314 on Tuesday, for a total of 509 cases over the last two days.
The department had challenges reporting numbers on Monday after receiving a surge in cases, and had to delay the release of the data. Last week, Cleveland set a new record of daily cases with 146 within 24 hours.
No deaths were reported on either day.
Since the pandemic began, the city has had 8,485 confirmed cases and 153 deaths. That doesn’t include the data from this past Saturday and Sunday, which the department says isn’t available yet.
The city sits in Cuyahoga County, which has the second-most confirmed cases in the state. The county surpassed 200 daily cases for the first time on Nov. 10. In the last week, it has consecutively recorded more than 200 cases each day.
Ohio reported 7,079 cases Tuesday and 30 deaths. It’s the fifth-highest day-to-day increase the state has recorded in the last month. Monday marked the fourth-highest 7,268 cases.
However, Ohio’s rate of spread has slowed slightly compared to the rest of the country.
Just last week, Ohio had up to 180 cases per 100,000 residents within seven days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As of Wednesday, the CDC shows the state is now reporting up to 65 cases per 100,000 residents, which could change by Saturday.
Nationwide, more than 11.1 million cases have been confirmed.