DeWine: 26 confirmed coronavirus cases in Ohio

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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and health officials said Saturday during a press conference that Ohio now has 26 cases of COVID-19, twice the number of cases confirmed Friday.

Seven of those with confirmed cases have been hospitalized. Their ages range from 31 to 86.

The 26 confirmed cases span eight Ohio counties.

An additional 264 individuals are under investigation for coronavirus, meaning they are awaiting test results.

Eighty-five tests people have tested negatively for the virus.

During the press conference, DeWine also asked people to consider rescheduling elective surgeries so free up medical resources and hospital beds.

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