New Models Show Much Lower Peak of COVID-19 Cases in Ohio


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton are encouraged by the new models showing a much lower projection of a surge in cases of coronavirus.

Ohio State University's Infectious Disease Institute revealed that the peak of new cases each day may be about 16-hundred, a drastic drop compared to the initial projection of 10-thousand a day. As of yesterday, Ohio has over 51-hundred confirmed cases and 193 deaths.

Dr. Acton says Ohioans should not let up when it comes to social distancing. She says the early actions taken by Governor DeWine, and Ohioans' adherence to the orders, are making a big difference.

She also cautions that hospitals are still short of much-needed personal protective equipment and ventilators, but the lower projections are giving hospitals time to gather the necessary equipment.

(photo courtesy Ohio Governor Mike DeWine)