On Saturday, Ohio saw its number of positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases double from 13 to 26.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine doesn't expect those numbers to increase anytime soon.
Speaking at his daily press conference on Saturday, DeWine said that while the battle against the outbreak isn't quite a marathon, it is more akin to a two-miles race than a sprint. Currently, the best estimate from his medical advisers is that the virus' presence will peak in either late-April or early-May.
DeWine's estimate comes less than a week after the first positive coronavirus cases in Ohio were discovered. In the time since, the Buckeye State has seen its positive cases increase at a rapid rate, which will continue to be the case as testing becomes more readily available.
As a result of the virus, DeWine has taken measures to encourage "social distancing," including issuing an order against mass gatherings of more than 100 people and shutting down schools K-12 for three weeks beginning on Monday. DeWine also advised against elective surgery, as to not unnecessarily take up available hospital rooms.
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