(24/7 News Source) -- As the state continues to set new daily records for coronavirus cases, Governor Mike DeWine is urging residents to wear masks. DeWine spoke Monday about the new spike in cases and asked Ohioans to wash their hands, wear masks, and stay socially distant. DeWine acknowledged a segment of the population is resistant to cooperate and said this is the third time numbers have spiked because people stopped following guidelines.
DeWine pointed to a rise in numbers from rural areas like Fayette and Ross counties, where cases are surging.
State health officials are reporting another increase in the number of daily cases of COVID-19. Monday's update showed more than 18-hundred new coronavirus cases, for an increase over Sunday's numbers, which had dipped slightly from last week.
Monday's increase comes following a new record high for Ohio cases on Saturday and four straight days with over two-thousand. There were also eight new deaths from COVID-19 reported and over 100 new hospitalizations.