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Ohio Department Of Health Reports Decline In COVID-19 Cases

Ohio Department of Health conducting tests for COVID-19 with new testing equipment.
Ohio Department of Health

The number of people testing positive for COVID-19 has been trending lower in recent days.

In figures released Thursday by The Ohio Department of Health, Ohio's case rate stands at 507 cases per 100,000 residents. That's down from a high of nearly 700 cases per 100,000 residents in mid-September.

Of Ohio's counties, Franklin County has the fourth-lowest case rate, and Delaware County has the second-lowest.

This decline comes after a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases over the summer due to the highly contagious delta variant, which resulted in a startling number of younger people getting sick.

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