New Record Number of Coronavirus Cases Reported in Ohio


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The state of Ohio is not immune to the rise in coronavirus cases across the country, with a new record numbers of cases reported on Wednesday.

The Ohio Department of Health reported 2,039 cases over a 24-hour period, reported on Wednesday. It marks the first time since the pandemic began that there were more than 2,000 cases reported in a single day.

There were also 16 new deaths reported on Wednesday, with the total already above 5,000.

Governor Mike DeWine warned on Tuesday that the pandemic will probably get worse before it gets better, with colder weather setting in, and people spending more time indoors, which is more conducive to the spread of coronavirus.

Officials have warned that small family gatherings, weddings, and funerals are now the leading contributors to the spread of the virus.