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Coronavirus In Ohio: More Than 100,000 People In State Possibly Carrying The Virus, Says Dept. Of Health

OHIO (KDKA) -- More than 100,000 people in Ohio are possibly carrying the coronavirus, says the director of the Ohio Department of Health.

In a press conference on Thursday, Dr. Amy Action said one percent of Ohioans have the virus.

Ohio is shutting down all K-12 schools for the next three weeks in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that on Monday, all K-12 schools -- including public, private and charter -- will close until April 3.

There are five cases of the virus in the state.

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