Nearly 60% of Ohio to be under mask mandate as virus spreads

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April 29 2021 08:00 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine orders nearly 60% of Ohioans to wear a mask in public the day after a statewide address pushing the importance of personal responsibility in combating the coronavirus.

The state reported 1,290 daily cases Thursday, with 28 deaths and 115 virus-related hospitalizations.

DeWine says the state “is sliding down a very dangerous path” as the majority of the infections in each of the counties listed as red on the state’s color-coded alert system happened outside of congregate settings and some of it from travel to states like Florida and Arizona.

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