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Ohio Seeing Rising COVID-19 Numbers

Don’t look now, but the COVID-19 pandemic might be getting a fourth wind in Ohio. At one point, Gov. Mike DeWine had assured residents all health orders would be lifted once the state was averaging 50 cases per 100,000 people for two weeks in a row. Last week, the average was 146 cases per 100,000 people.

While only 30 percent of Ohioans had received even their first vaccine shot by the middle of this week, new variants and relaxation in adhering to precautionary guidelines mean the end is not near.

One medical expert said he believed it was possible we could see the end of June before the rate of positive cases leads Ohio officials to lift guidelines.

So, as has been the case for more than a year, our freedom from this monster depends on us doing the right thing. If we’re not all in this together, this fight is far from over.

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