The Ohio Department of Health made an eye opening announcement Thursday afternoon.

In a press conference yesterday the Ohio Department of Health and Gov. Mike DeWine announce that they believe as many as 100,000 Ohio residents have Covid-19.  They also estimate that these numbers will double every 6 days.

Due to very limited testing the numbers can seem deceiving.  There are only a handful of confirmed cases according to News 5 Cleveland,

Currently, Ohio has five confirmed cases of the virus. Three of the cases are in Cuyahoga County, one is in Stark County and the newest case—announced Wednesday—is a 55-year-old man in Trumbull County.  The man is the second known case who contracted the disease via community spread.

These numbers can be terrifying.  But don't panic.  Taking the proper precautions will go a long way to protect yourself and those around you.

Here are the symptoms to look out for from the CDC.

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

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