Coronavirus Pandemic: What you need to know Wednesday

Coronavirus Pandemic: What you need to know Wednesday

UC Health and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine administered the first dose in a groundbreaking clinical trial that will evaluate the effectiveness of a vaccine for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

“We’re all in this together. We all want to get things back open and get back to as normal as possible,” said the father of a 14-year old son. “I try to always teach my son to walk the walk. You can say all these things and tell everybody something but to actually walk the walk and do what you say you’re going to do, and if you’re going to try to help people, you just do it.”

Things you need to know today, Wednesday:

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LATEST STATE DATA: As of Wednesday afternoon, there have been at least 117,584 confirmed or probable cases in the state, 4,044 deaths, and 13,043 hospitalizations, according to the Ohio Department of Health. 97,823 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 2,041,653 people tested for the coronavirus in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

A total of 13,209 health care workers have tested positive which is about 11 percent of the cases.