Ohio reports 11,885 new cases of coronavirus, breaking record


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine held a briefing about coronavirus across the state Monday afternoon.

Ohio saw a combined 15,996 new coronavirus cases Saturday and Sunday.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, Sunday’s data was incomplete, as they were still processing “thousands of reports.”

Today, a new set of numbers was released at 2 p.m., albeit the state still says that the numbers are incomplete. More than 11,885 cases were reported today, the highest number ever reported in one day. Take a look at the new numbers below:

Gov. DeWine said during the press conference that “This high jump in cases is caused, at least in part, by technical problems with two labs being unable to report cases for two days.”

Leaders from the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) are also at the briefing with Gov. DeWine Monday. The Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Robert Wyllie, talked about how nearly 1,000 caregivers are out from his hospital due to this illness:

The governor and healthcare workers continue to ask people to hold off on Thanksgiving gatherings this year because of the pandemic.

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