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Ohio May Have Hit COVID-19 Peak


State health officials reported another one-day record number of coronavirus cases on Sunday, a spike of more than one-thousand to eleven-thousand-600 cases.  

An increase in testing capacity is being credited for the surge.  Michael Oglesbee of the Ohio State Infectious Diseases Institute says Ohio may have hit the peak on Sunday. He says peak number matters in some ways but not others:

471 Ohioans have died from COVID-19, and more than 25 hundred of the confirmed cases have required hospitalization. 760 patients are in intensive care.  Marion County has the most confirmed cases in the state. And the Ohio Department of health says more than 1 thousand confirmed COVID-19 cases are at Marion Correctional Institution. The prison is under full quarantine, which means people who may have been exposed are separated and restricted in their movements.  

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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