New COVID-19 cases hover over 2,000 for fourth consecutive day

Posted at 3:02 PM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 15:56:32-04

Ohio has reported a fourth consecutive day of more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in the state.

The Ohio Department of Health reported 2,234 new cases Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 180,225. The state's death toll increased by 13 to 5,067.

Governor Mike DeWine visited Lunken Airport Friday to deliver a warning about the spike in cases in southwest Ohio.

“We must get control of this now,” DeWine said, gesturing with a black mask in his left hand. “We’re running out of time.”

In Indiana, the State Department of Health reported more than 2,500 new COVID-19 cases Saturday. It is the second consecutive day that Indiana has set a new record for the most new cases reported.

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