There's another spike in Ohio's COVID case numbers
And this comes just days after the Thanksgiving holiday
The most recent COVID case numbers from the Ohio Department of Health show more than 9,000 positive and confirmed cases of the virus. Ohio Health Dept Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff says the case numbers from the past couple of days are rising.
“These numbers are comparable to what we saw at the peak of our fall surge. Indeed the last time we saw case numbers this high was on September 10," Vanderhoff says.
Vanderhoff says there are no confirmed cases of the new Omicron variant in Ohio yet but he urges anyone who gets a positive result in an instant, at-home, antigen test to follow up with a full PCR test. He says those tests are being used to determine variants in Ohio’s cases.
Vanderhoff urges anyone who is coughing or sneezing to get a COVID test before going out in public. Free instant, at-home, COVID tests are available at local libraries and health departments statewide.