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100,000 Americans Potentially Infected With Coronavirus In Ohio, Says State's Top Health Official

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Washington, New York, California, and Massachusetts have been hit particularly hard by the Coronavirus. The vast majority of deaths have occurred in the Evergreen State, specifically among elderly people in nursing homes.

But what the top health official in Ohio just said about the potential number of people affected in her state should raise a lot of eyebrows.

A lot.

From The Hill:

A top health official in Ohio estimated on Thursday that more than 100,000 people in the state have coronavirus, a shockingly high number that underscores the limited testing so far.

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Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton said at a press conference alongside Gov. Mike DeWine (R) that given that the virus is spreading in the community in Ohio, she estimates at least 1 percent of the population in the state has the virus.

Acton noted, “We know now, just the fact of community spread, says that at least 1 percent, at the very least, 1 percent of our population is carrying this virus in Ohio today. We have 11.7 million people. So the math is over 100,000. So that just gives you a sense of how this virus spreads and is spreading quickly.

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John Salvatore has been a Writer and Editor of multiple political blogs since early 2015. He earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. A diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan, John can be reached at [email protected].




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