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State Reports Another Daily Spike In COVID-19 Cases

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Ohio has reported yet another one-day spike in COVID-19 cases as pandemic figures continue to rise day-by-day. 

The Ohio Department of Health announced 987 cases on Friday, a figure not seen since April when the state was mass testing prisons. This brings the statewide total to 48, 638. The death toll rose by 16 while the number of people hospitalized went up by 68. All numbers reflect confirmed and probable cases of the virus. The daily number reflects tests conducted within the past 36 hours, but could include people with symptoms dating back several days. The spike comes as the average age of Ohioans getting the disease has dropped to around 42. Governor Mike DeWine says Ohioans must continue to be vigilant about social distancing, mask-wearing and hand-washing.

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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