OHIO – Ohio CDC updated the website at 2 pm today reporting 442 confirmed cases in Ohio in 46 counties, 104 people are hospitalized and six deaths, No cases in any other counties not mentioned below
GOV. Dewine said we would see a increase in confirmed cases because more testing was available. Dewine also said he believes that this virus is walking around unconfirmed in the entire state, and insisted on people to keep staying home and keeping social distance. Dewine issued a stay-at-home order during March 22 news conference more on that here: http://www.sciotopost.com/stay-home-order-frequently-asked-questions/
The full stay at home order is here: http://www.sciotopost.com/dewine-stay-home-order-documents/
“This virus, this infiltrator continues to spread throughout Ohio, at this time it is widespread. What we do and what we do not do will determine how many Ohioans will die at this time. We have in our hands now how far and fast this will spread,” said Gov. Dewine.
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 23, 2020
Dewine is talking about social distancing and “flattening the curve” minimizing social interactions to stop the spread of the virus. More on flattening the curve here: http://www.sciotopost.com/flattening-curve-closures-quarantines-save-lives/
“We must act like we have been invaded by the enemy, this enemy cannot advance without our help.”
According to CDC not everyone will be tested at this time, only people who fall in special categories, mostly elderly (55 and older) and people with medical conditions. There is no drive thru testing currently in Pickaway county, but there are plans for one eventually. People have been tested for COVID-19 in Pickaway County but they have been traveling to Franklin County for drive thru testing. None of those tests have came back confirmed at this time, some of those tests are pending results.
A news report of a Lancaster turkey hill with a COVID-19 employee has been shared around the area but that is from Lancaster Pennsylvania not Lancaster Ohio. More on that here:http://www.sciotopost.com/lancaster-covid-19-turkey-hill-lancaster-pennsylvania-not-lancaster-ohio/
They have not confirmed any cases in Ross, Pickaway, Fairfield, Fayette counties. The counties that do have cases are.
The counties that have confirmed cases:Number of counties with cases: Ashland (1), Ashtabula (3), Belmont (2), Butler (17), Carroll (2), Clark (1), Clermont (5), Clinton (1), Columbiana (2), Coshocton (3), Cuyahoga (149), Darke (1), Defiance (2), Delaware (7), Erie (1), Franklin (44), Gallia (1), Geauga (2), Greene (1), Hamilton (26), Hancock (1), Highland (1), Huron (1), Knox (1), Lake (8), Licking (1), Logan (1), Lorain (24), Lucas (9), Madison (1), Mahoning (23), Marion (3), Medina (15), Miami (17), Montgomery (7), Portage (2), Richland (1), Sandusky (1), Stark (12), Summit (28), Trumbull (3), Tuscarawas (2), Union (1), Warren (5), Washington (1), Wood (2)
New deaths are in these counties
** Cuyahoga (1), Erie (1), Franklin (2), Lucas (1), Stark (1)