Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced a statewide curfew today to help combat the spread of Covid-19 in the state.
Starting Thursday, the curfew will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and will last for 21 days. It includes closing all retail establishments and asking everyone to be home by 10 p.m.
"I'm asking, in addition to the curfew itself, I'm asking each Ohioan every day to do at least one thing that reduces your contact with others," DeWine said.
Hospitalizations throughout the state have increased over the past month.
The governor went on to describe the increase, saying that 1,000 people were hospitalized with the virus on Oct. 13. That number increased to 3,000 by Nov. 12. He said the number of hospitalizations now stands at 3,648.
The number of patients in intensive care units also increased in the past month from 280 to 900, DeWine said.
The Ohio Department of Health has reported a total of 312,443 coronavirus cases since March.
Note: These numbers were released by the state’s public health agency, and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.