Coronavirus Pandemic: What you need to know Sunday

Coronavirus Pandemic: What you need to know Sunday

Gov. DeWine said he expects to hold his next news briefing Tuesday on the state’s response to the pandemic.

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By Humana

Things you need to know today, Sunday:

  • DeWine has issued guidance for the state’s universities and colleges
  • People fully recovered from COVID-19 at least two weeks are encouraged to consider donating plasma at places such as the Blood Center in Dayton. The plasma is rich in antibodies that could possibly attack the virus that causes COVID-19. It shows promise to lessen the severity or shorten the length of illness.
  • Now through July 15, the Ohio Department of Health will allow contact and non-contact competition to resume for all sports if teams agree to all of the guidelines in the order. Guidelines include tests for all players, coaches, athletic trainers, support staff and officials before travel and competition; daily symptom assessments; face coverings for trainers while attending to a player; Coaches and officials should wear a face covering when possible; strict social distancing by players not engaged in practice or competition; and immediate isolation and medical care for a participant.

More things you should know today, Sunday:

  • On July 15, the second of three community testing clinics will be offered, courtesy of the The Clark County Combined Health District and the city of Springfield, The clinics operate noon until 6 p.m. and the tests are free. No insurance, doctor’s order or appointment needed. The locations and times are as follows: July 15: Perrin Woods Elementary School, 431 W. John St.; July 22: La Condesa Grocery #1, 440 S. Burnett Road (Burnett Plaza Shopping Center).

LATEST STATE DATA: As of Sunday afternoon, there have been at least 65,592 confirmed or probable cases in the state, 3,058 deaths, and 8,842 hospitalizations, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

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

Of the state’s positive cases, 8.8% are from Ohio’s prisons.

The state reported that a total of 1,002,463 people have been tested in Ohio.

In the state, 8,203 cases are health care workers, which is 13 percent of the cases.