Spike in Coronavirus Cases in Ohio Continues

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The state of Ohio continues to see a spike on coronavirus cases, with Thursday the 4th-highest total reported in one day since March.

Updated numbers from Governor Mike DeWine Thursday say 892 new cases have been reported, which is nearly double the 21-day average of 494.

The governor noted the increase in those aged 20-49, and especially in southwest Ohio, particularly the Cincinnati and Dayton areas.

Hospitalizations and ICU admissions are also creeping closer to the three-week averages, with deaths still slightly below the 21-day average.

DeWine saying an increase in testing is not the reason for the new cases, and that Ohioans need to wear masks and social distance even more now than ever to stop the new spread.

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