Ohio reported 2,366 new cases of Covid-19 Wednesday, the highest number since the pandemic began, the state's Department of Health said. A further 66 virus-related deaths were also reported.
The previous daily high had been set Saturday when 2,234 positive cases were reported, according to the department.
Andrew Thomas, chief clinical officer for The Ohio State University, said during a state news conference Tuesday that authorities were concerned that they had not seen cases peak yet.
"At this point we just don't know where it's going to top out," he said.
A spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Health said that there could be a delay in reporting the number of deaths due to some labs not being open on Sundays that are now reporting numbers.
More than 177,000 positive cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ohio since the pandemic began, killing at least 4,839 people.