Coronavirus Pandemic: What you need to know Saturday

Coronavirus Pandemic: What you need to know Saturday
Coronavirus Pandemic: What's Next for Ohio?

The Ohio State University announced Friday it will cancel spring break for the spring 2021 semester and instead will have two instructional break days, where no classes will be held.

“This approach will keep our community together throughout the semester and reduce travel-related exposures.” said Bruce McPheron, executive vice president for the university.

Ohio State’s spring semester will begin on Jan 11 and classes will take place through a mix of in-person and online teaching.

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Things you need to know today, Saturday:

LATEST STATE DATA: As of Saturday afternoon have been at least 136,568 confirmed or probable cases in the state, 4,411 deaths, and 14,284 hospitalizations, according to the Ohio Department of Health. 114,066 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 2,512,184 people tested for the coronavirus in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

A total of 14,681 health care workers have tested positive which is about 11 percent of the cases.