DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN/AP) - Ohio officials say there are now 79 human cases in the state of a new swine flu strain, more than double the number reported earlier this month.
Health and agriculture officials released a new figure Friday showing 79 cases statewide of the influenza strain, known for spreading from pigs to people.
It's a jump from 30 in early August.
The cases have been reported in 21 Ohio counties, with Butler County near Cincinnati having the most at 17.
A breakdown of Miami Valley counties affected include:
- 13 in Champaign County, up from 8
- 5 in Greene County, up from 4
- 1 in Montgomery County, the first reported.
Making off with some last minute bargains, shoppers flooded the Dayton Mall Saturday before round two of the storm hits the Miami Valley.
State representatives Mike Henne and Jim Butler spent Saturday morning going door-to-door in a riverside neighborhood.
Christmas comes early for some kids in the region.
Two women were arrested early Saturday morning after leading Dayton and Riverside Police on a slow speed pursuit with a stolen snow plow.
Preble County crews are battling a barn fire this afternoon on Barnetts Mill Road in Camden.