Coronavirus Pandemic: What you need to know Wednesday

Coronavirus Pandemic: What you need to know Wednesday

According to numbers released in recent days by Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA), many restaurants are reporting their highest revenue since the pandemic began, and 70 percent of restaurants have brought back at least half of pre-COVID-19 staff.

Things you need to know today, Wednesday:

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  • Based on current positivity rates, Ohioans are encouraged to avoid travel to Alabama, Idaho, Mississippi and South Dakota, Gov. Mike DeWine said in updating the travel advisory map.

LATEST STATE DATA: As of Wednesday afternoon, there have been at least 140,518 confirmed or probable cases in the state, 4,555 deaths, and 14,560 hospitalizations, according to the Ohio Department of Health. 118,443 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 2,682,008 people tested for the coronavirus in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

A total of 15,105 health care workers have tested positive which is about 11 percent of the cases.