Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz is chiming in after Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton told reporters Wednesday that Ohioans are flattening the curve amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and models are now predicting Ohio will peak in cases per day around 1,600 instead of the initial estimate of 8,000 to 10,000 per day.
“What we are doing is working in Ohio,” Montz said in a Facebook post shared Wednesday afternoon.
— Mayor Aaron Montz (@MayorMontz) April 8, 2020
“Now, more than ever, it is absolutely essential to follow Governor DeWine’s stay at home order and practice social distancing,” Montz continued.
According to a data visualization released Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Health, the initial peak projection was around 9,800 new cases per day. However, the latest peak projection in Ohio is around 1,600 new cases per day, according to data from the Infectious Diseases Institute at The Ohio State University.
“Scientific data from Johns Hopkins and The Ohio State University both show we have drastically flattened the curve here in Ohio,” Montz said. “You are all doing your part, but now we must keep it up. If we let up now, all the hard work we have done will be wasted. Stay home, stay safe, and save lives.”
According to the Ohio Department of Health website as of Wednesday at 2 p.m., there are 5,148 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio. There have been 193 deaths, 1,495 hospitalizations, and 472 ICU admissions in the state.
In Seneca County, there are six confirmed cases as of Wednesday morning. One person has died from COVID-19 in the county.