‘The curfew, mask-wearing, retail inspection have helped, however they haven’t helped sufficient,’ DeWine stated. ‘We’ll should do extra. We don’t have a alternative.’
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Editor’s be aware: Video on the high of this story was initially printed on Dec. 4, 2020.
Though Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine doesn’t usually host a COVID-19 press convention on Mondays, he can be holding one at 2 p.m. at this time.
We’ll stream the press convention dwell inside this story. You can too watch on our Fb or YouTube pages.
Gov. DeWine’s workplace didn’t provide many particulars apart from to say the press convention can be performed “to present an replace on the standing of the coronavirus response in Ohio.”
So what are you able to anticipate? Right here’s what we anticipate can be mentioned…
NEW RESTRICTIONS OR HEALTH ORDERS?
Gov. DeWine hinted late final week at the potential of taking extra motion to gradual the unfold as new COVID-19 infections proceed climbing.
“We’re in a really harmful scenario, & I feel we are able to all agree that we are able to’t let our hospitals get to the purpose the place healthcare is threatened,” Gov. DeWine tweeted Friday afternoon. “The curfew, mask-wearing, retail inspection have helped, however they haven’t helped sufficient. We’ll should do extra. We don’t have a alternative.”
Whether or not or not Gov. DeWine raises this subject himself, it’ll possible be mentioned as reporters ask questions.
On Friday, Gov. DeWine mentioned the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, which you’ll discover HERE. It’s possible he affords extra info because the arrival of vaccines is predicted in only a few days whereas the U.S. awaits emergency use authorization from the FDA.
HOSPITAL NUMBERS & POSITIVITY RATE
Ohio’s positivity charge topped 16% final week – with well being officers saying Cuyahoga County is now nearing 25%. This comes with rising hospitalization numbers. We anticipate Gov. DeWine might deal with each matters.
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