COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health revealed on Sunday that there are now 4,043 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state. 119 people have died, while 1,104 more are hospitalized.
On Saturday, Gov. DeWine announced that, for the first time in 27 straight days, he would not be holding a press briefing Sunday.
“This is, I’m told, the 27th straight day we’ve had a press conference,” Gov. DeWine said during Saturday’s briefing. “The goal is not to have one tomorrow. I think we said that last Sunday and the previous Sunday, and we ended up having to come in. But we do not intend to be here tomorrow unless something comes up where we have to get a message to the people of the state of Ohio, or have something that simply has to be discussed as far as some sort of breaking news.”
Although DeWine wasn't planning to host a press conference last Sunday, he ended up having one to address the FDA's decision to limit a Columbus-based company's ability to sanitize masks.
On Saturday, DeWine also encouraged all Ohioans to wear masks when going out in public places. For now, this is just a suggestion and not a requirement. DeWine added that he will be wearing a mask himself that was made by his wife.
You can watch a replay of Gov. DeWine's press conference from Saturday, April 4 in the player below: