State health officials Wednesday reported over 15 hundred new cases of COVID-19 and 16 new deaths.
The state now has 78,742 cases and 3235 deaths. Columbus and Cleveland are among 11 cities on a White House list of municipalities that should take ‘aggressive’ steps to mitigate coronavirus outbreaks. The cities were mentioned by Doctor Deborah Birx in a private phone call with state and local leaders, according to the non-profit investigative journalism organization called the Center of Public Integrity. Birx said the list is based on seven data points measuring the spread of the virus. Franklin is one of 19 counties in Ohio under a Level 3 on the state’s Public Health Advisory system.