Cornonavirus Pandemic: Gov. DeWine to update on return to schools Tuesday

Cornonavirus Pandemic: What you need to know Monday

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will provide an update to the status of coronavirus in Ohio and discuss the return to schools Tuesday afternoon, the state announced Monday.

Joining the Governor for Tuesdays announcements will be Dr. Adam Mezoff, chief medical officer for Dayton Children’s Hospital.

The discussion comes as many districts are grappling with deciding between in-person or remote learning in the days leading up to schools reopening for the fall.

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LATEST STATE DATA: As of Monday afternoon, there have been at least 101,731 confirmed or probable cases in the state, 3,673 deaths, and 11,629 hospitalizations, according to the Ohio Department of Health. 79,321 people are presumed to have recovered from the virus in the state.

Ohio has an estimated population of approximately 11.7 million, census records show.

There have been 1,682,271 people tested for the coronavirus in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

A total of 11,386 health care workers have tested positive which is about 11 percent of the cases.


Things you should know today:

  • High school football season in Ohio will be shortened
  • DeWine discusses testing, upcoming election during interview with CNN Sunday
  • Tipp City student athlete tests positive for coronavirus
  • DeWine’s administration is reviewing a ruling a Warren County judge issued Thursday that some contact sports can more forward with games under the same rules as non-contact sports in the county. Common Pleas Judge Timothy Tepe granted a temporary injunction for the Southwestern Ohio Basketball and the Warren County Convention Center and Visitor’s Bureau to allow contact sports to go ahead at these locations, our news partner WCPO in Cincinnati is reporting.
  • Travel Advisory Update: If you’re entering Ohio after travel to states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher for COVID-19, you are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. Positivity rate is an indicator of how much COVID-19 there is in a community, and the Ohio Department of Health is recommending against travel to those states with high positivity. This advisory is intended for both leisure and business travel and should be heeded by both Ohioans and out-of-state travelers.