Ohio coronavirus numbers delayed Wednesday

Ohio coronavirus numbers delayed Wednesday


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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio’s daily report on coronavirus numbers is delayed, with no estimated time of release.

A note on the state’s dashboard stated that “today’s case number summary will be delayed,” but did not offer an explanation. A request to Department of Health officials for comment has not been returned.

As of 3:12 p.m., the numbers were not updated.

Ohio reported an increase of 7,079 cases on Tuesday. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine introduced a curfew for Ohioans during a news conference Tuesday. The state has also established limits on gatherings and events to try and slow down the spread of the virus. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted referred to the measures as a slowdown, not a shutdown.

DeWine, in a visit Wednesday to Cleveland, said “every county in Northeast Ohio is now literally on fire,” with the coronavirus. He urged avoiding gatherings and reducing the number of people at Thanksgiving.

Cuyahoga County issued a stay-at-home advisory beginning on Nov. 18, running through Dec. 17, urging people to avoid out-of-state travel and limiting attendance at holiday gatherings. The order also advises working from home if possible and moving to remote learning at the end of the Thanksgiving break.