COLUMBUS, Ohio — Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted held a news conference this afternoon with the latest on the state of Ohio's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Ohio Department of Health, there are 434 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, marking the 2nd straight day-to-day increase. New and active hospitalizations are also up from Monday.
DeWine mentioned on Tuesday that the state has had to borrow money to meet its unemployment obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ohio requested $3.1 billion in borrowing authority from the U.S. Department of Labor.
"That total exceeds what we think we will need to pay out in benefits. It is essentially a line of credit, so we asked for greater authority than we currently think that we will need so that we have it just in case we need it," DeWine explained, adding that other states including California and Texas have also had to borrow money for their unemployment insurance obligation.
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