Ohio coronavirus numbers: 1,121 new cases, 30 more deaths

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW)– Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted provided an update on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic during a news conference on Thursday.

The Ohio Department of Health said there have been 134, 086 total confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in the state since the pandemic began, causing 4,354 deaths. It’s presumed that 112,140 people have recovered from the virus.

In the last 24 hours, 1,121 cases, 30 deaths, 81 hospitalizations and 15 intensive care unit admissions were reported to the state health department.

DeWine started his news conference by talking about the flu. A doctor administered flu shots to the governor and his wife Fran before he addressed the current state of coronavirus.

“While the flu can be deadly on its own, we also are concerned that Ohioans who get both the flu and COVID-19 at the same time could become severely, if not fatally, ill. Anyone who can get vaccinated against the flu should do so,” DeWine said.

“The CDC advises anyone who can and is 6 months or older get vaccinated against the flu, including pregnant women, whose vaccinations can protect their babies in the time after birth. It’s also extremely important to get vaccinated if you are an essential worker.”

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