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Acton Says Downward Trend in COVID-19 Cases Could Stretch into June

The recovery will still be a slow decline toward recovery

As each day of social distancing and stay at home orders continue during the coronavirus pandemic, many wonder when Ohio will hit peak and descend. According to the latest forecast models from the Ohio State University, the downward curve in COVID-19 cases could carry into June—news that Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton was sorry to share as many are looking for a time table to return to daily life.

"I didn’t mean to ruin summer for all you folks when I said yesterday that I couldn’t give you a complete hope about summer, but I do want you to have a realistic sense that they are anticipating a peak somewhere between the end of April and mid May ... thanks to all of your efforts, looking more all the time like this blue curve, but as you can see that peak stretches out," Acton said during Thursday's briefing.

Acton said even when we hit the peak, it will be a slow decline down from the curve, taking us well into June.

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