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Officials See Spike In COVID-19 Cases In SW Ohio

Jun 18, 2020

Ohio Department of Health conducting tests for COVID-19 with testing equipment.
Credit Ohio Department of Health

Governor Mike DeWine says the state as a whole has seen a steady decrease in cases of COVID-19.

But he’s warning of possible trouble in one region that is not following the trend. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports.

Health officials are following what DeWine calls "worrisome" trend lines in southwest Ohio. He says there have been flare ups in COVID-19 cases in Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Warren, and Hamilton Counties.

 

DeWine says the state is trying to inform Ohioans about the flare up and is sending more resources to increase testing accessibility. He says another round of shutdowns or other health orders is a last resort.

 

"Now that we've opened most everything, that is a tougher tool to use."

 

DeWine says experts are examining the cases and trying to find out more information to what might be causing the uptick in cases.