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COVID-19 Testing Positivity Rate is Dropping in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, OH — Ohio 685 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the state health department announced.

Gov. Mike DeWine said that’s the fewest cases confirmed in Ohio, over a single day, since early September. He said he hopes the trend downward continues through this week.

Over the past seven days, Ohio has seen a COVID-19 positivity rate of 2.9 percent, a significant decline for the state.

“We want to get that number down as low as we can,” DeWine said. “We hope to see it go even lower in the future.

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The western portion of Ohio is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 transmission locally, even as overall COVID-19 cases decline in Ohio, the governor said.

Deaths related to COVID-19 were also down on Tuesday. Here are all of Tuesday’s numbers:

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