OHIO — UPDATE 3/8/20 @ 4:10 p.m.:
The Ohio Department of Health has confirmed that four people are being tested for the coronavirus in Ohio.
The number of people who tested negative has increased to ten and no one has tested positive so far.
The state is continuously monitoring the status of the virus and providing daily updates.
UPDATE 3/7/20 @ 2:40 p.m.:
The number has updated to five people who are now being tested for the coronavirus in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Health’s daily update.
Nine people have tested negative and zero people have tested positive for the virus as of Saturday.
Two people in Ohio are now being tested for coronavirus, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
Three people were awaiting test results this week. So far, one of those results has returned and the person tested negative for coronavirus, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
Eight people in the state have now tested negative. No one in Ohio has tested positive.
Two people are still waiting on test results in the state.
One person in Indiana has tested positive and the state has issued a public health emergency.
According to the Ohio Department of Health, the two awaiting results are showing symptoms and have traveled to China or have been in close contact with a person with coronavirus within the last 14 days.
The ODH is not disclosing where in Ohio the two people are located.
Another 255 people are under Public Health Supervision in Ohio. These people are not showing any symptoms of coronavirus.
Here’s the latest:
- The U.S. Senate has passed a $8.3 billion spending bill to fight coronavirus in the U.S. The bill will no go to President Donald Trump for his signature.
- Starbucks has stopped the reuse of personal cups and mugs to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
- Coronavirus could cost the airline industry $113 billion, according to the International Air Transport Association. This comes as a medical screener at LAX tested positive for coronavirus. LAX is one of 11 U.S. airports where inbound international travelers are screened for coronavirus, according to USA Today.
- A former Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine student has come up with a method he thinks could fight the virus. He said he wants to use a medication calls "Soloris," which allows him to manipulate how the immune system works.
- The national death toll now stands at 11. Ten have died in Washington State and one in California.