Ohio has reached a somber milestone in the coronavirus pandemic.
The governor announced on Friday that there have now been more than 10,000 deaths in Ohio from COVID-19.
The exact number on Friday was 10,057.
The governor reiterated that wearing a mask and social distancing can save lives.
Hancock County has had 90 COVID-19 deaths as of Friday.
Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination program begins January 18th and includes older Ohioans and school employees.
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Today's #COVID19 data brings us to a somber milestone: more than 10,000 deaths have now been reported in Ohio since the start of the pandemic. Please #StaySafeOhio. Wearing masks and social distancing can save lives. pic.twitter.com/45GFbyB6fH
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) January 15, 2021