COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Following a break in Thanksgiving reporting, the Ohio Department of Health has continued to update case numbers.
As of November 27, a total of 399,808 (+17,065) cases have been reported in Ohio since the pandemic began, leading to 6,346 (+72) deaths and 25,960 (+474) admissions.
A statement on the state’s coronavirus dashboard said Friday’s numbers include a two-day case number, including cases that would have been reported on Thanksgiving. The seven-day average of daily cases is 9,1
The announcement on the state’s coronavirus dashboard also said data is incomplete with thousands of reports awaiting review. It is not known when the backlog from double checking of the results of approx. 6,000 antigen trials will be cleared.
Gov. Mike DeWine delivered an update Tuesday at COVID-19 in Ohio, warning residents in his last briefing before Thanksgiving that what happens the rest of the week could have a huge impact on the state in the coming weeks.
“If people do not retire from the normal Thanksgiving, we could have a disaster in here in mid-December and lead to Christmas,” DeWine said. “Not only would it be a disaster from a medical point of view, but financially. I’ve said before that the biggest threat to our Ohio economy and people’s jobs is if this virus flares up out of control. ”
DeWine said the period between now and the end of the year is “very important” in slowing down the spread of the virus. He urged Ohioans to do two main things: reduce their contacts with people outside their homes and wear a mask.
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