Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted to give an update on the status of the Coronavirus response in Ohio.
OHIO CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
In the past 24 hours, Ohio reported 8,921 new coronavirus cases, the fifth-highest case count reported in one day since the start of the pandemic. Nearly 400 more hospitalizations were reported, and an additional 82 people have died from COVID-19 in Ohio.
OHIO PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY SYSTEM
New health data compiled by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) showed sustained severe exposure and spread (Purple Level 4) in Lake, Lorain, Medina, Montgomery, Portage, Richland, Stark, and Summit counties. Cuyahoga, Fairfield, and Madison counties were moved to the Watch List.
Franklin County dropped from Purple Level 4 to Red Level 3, however, Dr. Thomas urged county residents to remain vigilant.
According to this week's ODH travel advisory, this is the first week since April where Ohio's positivity for COVID-19 has increased above 15 percent.
RETAIL COMPLIANCE UNIT DASHBOARD
Governor DeWine announced that Ohio's Retail Compliance Unit Dashboard is now available online at coronavirus.ohio.gov.
MASKS AND THOSE WITH DISABILITIES
On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Governor DeWine reminded Ohioans that some individuals with disabilities may not be able to wear a mask.
CURRENT CASE DATA
In total, there are 446,849 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 reported in Ohio and 6,753 confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths.