OHIO – Ohio CDC updated the website at 2 pm today reporting 867 confirmed cases in Ohio, 223 people are hospitalized, 91 are in ICU and 15 deaths,
Today Pickaway County confirmed its second case read more here: http://www.sciotopost.com/pickaway-county-health-reports-second-case-covid-19/
Amy Acton talked about the cases in Ohio yesterday, and she said that they updated the website to the number of ICU admissions because that will be very important in the oncoming weeks. Age Ranges from 1-94 with a median age being 51 in the mid range in Ohio in the 40-50s. 47% have been males and 53% have been females, and 16% of the positives have been from health care workers.
Lt. Husted said on Tuesday that businesses should prepare to have justification for why they are remaining open and how they are operating. After Gov. Dewine and Amy Action ordered nonessential business to close.
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.
“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
* Number of counties with cases: 55 – Ashland (1), Ashtabula (3), Belmont (3), Butler (18), Carroll (3), Champaign (1), Clark (2), Clermont (5), Clinton (2), Columbiana (4), Coshocton (4), Crawford (1), Cuyahoga (206), Darke (1), Defiance (2), Delaware (12), Erie (2), Fairfield (5), Fayette (1), Franklin (88), Gallia (1), Geauga (4), Greene (3), Hamilton (48), Hancock (1), Highland (1), Huron (2), Knox (2), Lake (14), Lawrence (1), Licking (3), Logan (2), Lorain (37), Lucas (23), Madison (2), Mahoning (42), Marion (4), Medina (22), Mercer (1), Miami (19), Montgomery (14), Pickaway (1), Portage (4), Richland (4), Sandusky (1), Seneca (1), Stark (12), Summit (43), Trumbull (9), Tuscarawas (3), Union (3), Warren (8), Washington (1), Wayne (1), Wood (3)
** Number of deaths: 10 – Cuyahoga (2), Erie (1), Franklin (2), Gallia (1), Lucas (1), Miami (1), Stark (2)
we did have confirmed cases in Fairfield (5), Pickaway (2), and Fayette (1).
More on that story here: http://www.sciotopost.com/covid-19-update-fairfield-county-swells-five-cases/