Ohio broke its daily record for the most newly reported COVID-19 cases with 1,525 on Friday, and this week will certainly pass last week for the highest number in a single week during the pandemic.
Also, the 3,952 COVID-19 cases between Wednesday and Friday were the most for a three-day period ever in the state. Wednesday, 1,277 cases were reported and Tuesday, 1,150.
The previous three-day record was April 18 to 20 with 3,812 — when the state stepped up testing at its prisons.
The record comes as the state is seeing a significant increase in testing of the general population. On Wednesday, the most recent date reported by the Ohio Department of Health, 22,123 people were tested. Of that amount, 5.8 percent of people tested