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Ohio breaks record for single-day increase in COVID-19 cases

Ohio breaks record for single-day increase in COVID-19 cases
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The state of Ohio reported a new record for single-day coronavirus cases on Thursday, reporting 2,425 new cases.

The new total breaks the previous record that was set Wednesday, when the state reported 2,366 new cases. The new record brings Ohio’s cumulative total to 190,430 cases. 

Of the 10 highest days of new cases reported in the state, eight have occurred in the past nine days, and nine have occurred this month. 

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The state also reported an increase in hospitalizations, bringing the total number to 17,682. A total of 5,161 people have died as of Thursday.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) said Thursday that he was still concerned about the impact of the jump in cases on in-person learning for students. He said the state would do a study in some schools to examine the spread of COVID-19 in classrooms. 

At least 16 of the state’s school districts are conducting a mix of in-person and remote classes, according to WLWT5, and at least 50 districts are now conducting classes fully online.

Columbus City Schools, the state’s largest school district, announced Tuesday that it will continue remote learning through the end of the first semester, which is Jan. 15, 2021.

DeWine said Thursday that while he believes in local control, he's "bothered as the governor [by] kids being out of school that long."