OHIO – Dewine just announced that COVID-19 Testing is becoming for available and with that you will see the numbers jump quickly because there are people that have COVID-19 and are not diagnosed.
Currently on March 20, 2020 there are 169 confirmed cases in Ohio and Dewine confirmed the first death in Lucas County Ohio.
We went from 119 yesterday to 169 cases today that number was expected to increase because screening/collecting of samples wasn’t available until March 7 in Ohio. The first three positive cases in Ohio was on March 9.
28 counties – Ashland (1), Ashtabula (1), Belmont (2), Butler (12), Clark (1), Coshocton (2), Cuyahoga (69), Darke (1), Delaware (2), Franklin (14), Geauga (1), Hamilton (7), Huron (1), Lake (3), Lorain (10), Lucas (2), Mahoning (7), Marion (1), Medina (6), Miami (1), Montgomery (1), Richland (1), Stark (6), Summit (10), Trumbull (3), Tuscarawas (1), Union (1), Warren (2) – in Ohio with confirmed cases
– 38 of those 169 people are hospitalized
Ross, Pickaway, Fairfield, Fayette, Jackson, or Vinton Counties do not have any confirmed cases, that being said that doesn’t mean that COVID-19 cases are active in the community. We should all continue to have social distancing as Dewine has said we are now on the surge part of the pandemic. If you feel sick stay home, isolate yourself, contact a doctor by phone. COVID-19 cases are dangerous in people 55 years or old and people with preexisting conditions.
According to World Health ZERO people have died that are 19 or younger from COVID-19, and a minimal that were under 55. Doctors will suggest at this time to give information over the phone and rest like you have the flu.