A top health official in Ohio estimated on Thursday that more than 100,000 people in the state currently have coronavirus, a shockingly high number that underscores the limited testing so far.
Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton said at a press conference alongside Gov. Mike DeWine (R) that given that the virus is spreading in the community in Ohio, she estimates at least 1 percent of the population in the state has the virus, which works out to more than 100,000 people.
“We know now, just the fact of community spread, says that at least 1 percent, at the very least, 1 percent of our population is carrying this virus in Ohio today,” Acton said. “We have 11.7 million people. So the math is over 100,000. So that just gives you a sense of how this virus spreads and is spreading quickly.”
She added that the slow rollout of testing means the state does not have good verified numbers to know for sure.
“Our delay in being able to test has delayed our understanding of the spread of this,” Acton said. 
The Trump administration has come under intense criticism for the slow rollout of tests.
More than 1,300 people in the U.S. have tested positive for the illness, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, while about three dozen people have died.
DeWine announced Thursday that all schools in Ohio would be closed for three weeks starting Monday amid the coronavirus crisis, saying officials would then review the break at the end of that period.