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Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz: If you think coronavirus ‘isn’t already here you’re wrong’ Staff



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Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz did not mince words in a Sunday tweet regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic, saying to those who think the virus isn’t already here in Tiffin and Seneca County, “you’re wrong.”

“Confirmed case of COVID-19 in a second county bordering ours,” Montz tweeted Sunday. “This is why we are taking steps that may seem drastic to some.”

Montz’s tweet came after Hancock County, Seneca County’s neighbor to the west, confirmed its first case of COVID-19, marking the second county bordering Seneca to have at least one confirmed case. Huron County, to the east, also has one confirmed case.

Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton on Sunday announced that there are now 351 confirmed cases throughout the state, spanning 40 counties with 3 confirmed deaths and 83 hospitalizations.

Also on Sunday during the press conference, DeWine announced that Acton has signed a stay-at-home order for 11.7 million Ohioans.

“This is not a joke, this is not a drill,” Acton said.

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