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Peter Wells

Ohio became the sixth state to hit the half-million coronavirus case milestone and turned the tide of some of the most populous states in the United States which reported daily infections slightly lower than recent highs on Tuesday.

Deaths in those states – California, Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Ohio, ranked by population – were also down from recent highs and below the seven-day average in three of those states.

Here are the day’s tally for those seven states on Tuesday:

– Ohio
25,721 cases and 81 deaths

The health department said on its coronavirus dashboard that Tuesday’s update “includes a backlog of around 13,000 antigen test records” dating back to November 1. in all dashboards that use the start date ”.

Refreshing “about 13,000” historic cases could leave Ohio with a new one-day record. The state’s previous one-day high was 11,885 on November 23. It also reported 17,065 cases on Nov. 27, but that included a batch of infections from the day before that weren’t counted because it was Thanksgiving.

With 510,018 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, Ohio is the sixth state to reach the half-million mark, ranking behind New York and ahead of Georgia.

– California
23,272 cases and 112 deaths

The state reported a record 30,075 cases on Sunday, while the positivity rate has averaged 8.4% over the past fifteen weeks, the highest since late April.

Over the past week, California has averaged 119 deaths per day, although the 209 deaths reported on Saturday were its second largest one-day increase in the number of deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Medical team Lilly Castro covers a patient with a gown in the Covid-19 intensive care unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas

– Texas
15,103 cases and 181 deaths

This is the second-largest day-long increase in new cases on record, behind the 15,182 infections reported on December 1. In addition to these, authorities have revealed 415 other historic infections, although these are excluded from the daily tally.

As of Friday, the state reported 255 deaths, the largest increase in one day since late August.

– Pennsylvania
10,170 cases and 169 deaths

The state reported a record 12,884 cases on Saturday and has averaged about 140 deaths per day over the past week.

– New York
9,335 cases and 74 deaths

As of Friday, the state reported 11,271 cases, the second largest increase in a day since the start of the pandemic and just 300 fewer infections than its April 15 record. Over the past week, New York has averaged 70 deaths a day. .

– Florida
7,985 cases and 98 deaths

Florida reported 10,656 infections on Thursday last week, the largest one-day increase since late July, excluding times when multiple days of data were delivered in one fell swoop. The state has recorded an average of 102 deaths per day over the past week.

– Illinois
7,910 cases and 145 deaths

Like most states in the Midwest, Illinois is experiencing a downward trend in cases, hospitalizations, and even deaths. The latest figures are lower than last week’s averages of 9,332 cases and around 176 deaths per day.

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