Ohio Health Official Estimates 100,000 Ohio Residents Infected with COVID-19

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As the spread of COVID-19 increases in the United States, the lack of testing is becoming more and more noticeable. A top health official for the state of Ohio estimated that while their reported numbers are much lower, she estimates around 1% of the state’s population to be infected. “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.” This sentiment is being echoed in other states as hospitals and clinics struggle to get enough testing kits for their populations.

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