COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW)– Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted held a news conference on the coronavirus pandemic Thursday afternoon.
Before talking about the virus, the governor applauded the efforts of the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland police and the city for the presidential debate on Tuesday.
“The debate itself wasn’t our country’s finest hour or our finest 90 minutes,” DeWine said. He emphasized hate has no place in this country, and hoped President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden would discuss policy during the second debate.
According to the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday, there have been 155,314 total confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 4,817 deaths in the state since the beginning of the pandemic. It’s presumed that 134,216 have recovered.
In the last 24 hours, 1,327 cases, 13 fatalities, 90 hospitalizations and nine intensive care unit admissions were reported to the state health department.
DeWine also released the latest map of the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. Ashland County remained at the red level and Richland County was added to that category.
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