Ohio sees biggest single day increase in COVID cases, Ottawa Co. elevated to Red

Ohio coronavirus Oct. 22
Ohio coronavirus Oct. 22(WTVG)
Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 2:58 PM EDT
Email this link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Ottawa County joined eight other Ohio counties in being elevated to Level 3 in the state’s coronavirus Public Health Advisory System, as Ohio sees its highest increase in new COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.

2,425 new cases were reported Thursday.

“Sadly, our situation in Ohio continues to worsen,” Gov. Mike DeWine said. “For my fellow Ohioans who have felt that until now this virus really did not impact their life or their family and that they would react when it was really serious -- I say to them that the time is now."

38 of Ohio’s 88 counties are in that Red designation.

Copyright 2020 WTVG. All rights reserved.