COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine speaks to a group of supporters during a campaign event at the Boat House at Confluence Park on November 2, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. DeWine is running against former Ohio Attorney General and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Richard Cordray for the governorship of Ohio, currently held by Republican and 2016 Presidential candidate John Kasich, who has reached his term limit.

Source: Daily Wire News

Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton, standing next to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, claimed on Thursday that over 100,000 people in the state have the coronavirus, which originated in China.

“This is certainly an unprecedented time,” Acton said. “It is this one in 50 years pandemic that we’ve been planning for, we talk a lot about in my over 30 years in public health, but we have never seen a situation exactly like this.”

“We know now, just the fact of community spread, says that at least 1%, at the very least 1% of our population is carrying this virus in Ohio today,” Acton later claimed. “We have 11.7 million people, so the math is over a 100,000. So that just gives you a sense of how this virus spreads and is spreading quickly.”