Collin County indicated earlier this month it "will no longer post COVID-19 case data" on its website.
The governor said he spoke to multiple superintendents across the state who agreed that bringing any number of adults into a gym was not wise as the state continues to see an increase in cases. No new deaths were reported, leaving the death toll at 29. There have been 294,231 people who have recovered from the virus in Tennessee (86 percent).
As DeWine has noted in his news conferences, the state of OH has taken the extra step of double-checking all antigen tests - a form of testing that returns faster but statistically less accurate results - to confirm each diagnosis is authentic.
Black Ohioans make up just under 14% of Ohio's population, but they represent 25% of COVID-19 positive cases, 32% of hospitalizations and 19% of deaths of people with the coronavirus, DeWine said at the time of the report's release.
This leaves their pandemic totals at 8,021 cases, 2,599 of which remain active, 5,374 recoveries, 34,457 negative tests, and 48 deaths contributed to COVID-19. Benton County reported one death and 51 cases.
Hancock's comments coincided with an announcement from Ohio Gov. It remains in force nightly until 5 a.m. on December 21.
County officials expressed confidence last week that local hospitals can handle the surge. "Is the public comfortable (that) we're going to potentially arrest you and with force if necessary if a public health order is violated?"
To compound matters, the courts are not holding hearings on misdemeanors, according to Barns.
About 400 people held a protest against the curfew from 10:01 p.m. Saturday to shortly after midnight Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier.