Governor Warns of 2nd Shutdown in Ohio Due to Coronavirus


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--With coronavirus cases staying at a high rate in Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine warned of the possibility of a 2nd shutdown if the numbers don't improve.

In his regular Tuesday press conference regarding COVID-19, DeWine said 82 of Ohio's 88 counties have a high incidence of spread, meaning there are more than 100 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 population reported in the last two weeks.

As for the total numbers, Ohio reported another 2,500+ cases on Tuesday, with the 21-day average creeping closer to 2,000.

DeWine also reported a record number of Ohioans hospitalized due to the virus, with all areas of the state seeing increases in hospitalizations.

DeWine urged people to avoid gatherings like Halloween parties, and to practice strict mask wearing and social distancing.