Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has called a press conference for 5:30 p.m. to discuss the recent uptick of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the state.
DeWine canceled his typical Tuesday afternoon press conference only hours before it was to be held, then sent out a release informing the media of the Wednesday evening briefing, during which he said he would talk about the “current state of the coronavirus pandemic and the recent increases in cases and virus spread.”
Right now the three-week average in Ohio is 1,041 cases, 80 hospitalizations, and 16 deaths for every 21 days due to the disease, according to the Department of Health.
Tuesday, five people in Ohio died, including an unnamed Franklin county boy, who had yet to reach age 20.
Franklin is one of 12 counties where it’s currently required for people out in public to wear a mask.
Meanwhile, people who are traveling from Ohio to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are being asked to quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival.