THURSDAY UPDATE: Big Daily Numbers, Positivity Up

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A larger number of daily new coronavirus cases in Ohio on Thursday.

The state reports 1,539 new cases, with 44 of them in Stark County.

Governor Mike DeWine says Thursday’s testing positivity rate is up to 3.9-percent, which is concerning.

Here are the numbers from Thursday:

Thurs Oct 8

Ohio: 164,262 cases (+1539),
4983 deaths (+13)

Stark: 3229 cases (+44),
178 deaths (same)