Wednesday numbers from the Ohio Department of Health showed 66 more people died from coronavirus.
5,149 people have died in the state since March.
“What else can we do?” Governor DeWine said.
There were 2,366 new coronavirus cases.
The state has also seen a record number of new hospitalizations for coronavirus this week.
“We worry about our hospitals,” he said. “We worry about our hospitals.”
The White House Coronavirus Task Force data DeWine presented at the press conference Tuesday indicated that the increase is due to community spread from small social gatherings.
The governor says he won’t rule out new restrictions but has also said that’s not something they’re looking at right now.
The governor is scheduled to hold a press conference on the increase in cases at 2 p.m. Thursday.