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Deborah Birx

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working "to build a revolutionary new data system" for COVID-19 hospital data collection that the CDC will run upon completion, according to Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

Birx's comments this week come a month after the Trump administration mandated that hospitals sidestep the agency and send critical information about COVID-19 hospitalizations and equipment to a different federal database managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the CDC.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he was on a call with a White House official who said Columbus is one of 11 major cities that should take 'aggressive' steps to mitigate coronavirus outbreaks. 

cnn.com

State health officials Wednesday reported over 15 hundred new cases of COVID-19 and 16 new deaths.