DeWine held news briefing Tuesday afternoon

DeWine held news briefing Tuesday afternoon
Coronavirus Pandemic: What you need to know Tuesday

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine held his first of two news briefings this week Tuesday afternoon to address the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The news conference began at its normal time at 2 p.m.

DeWine discussed the following during Tuesday’s news conference:

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  • 51 counties are now at a Level 3.
  • DeWine said a vaccine is coming, and judging by indicators, it will work. We can’t control timing. We can control masks and avoiding large gatherings.
  • A new dashboard is available to colleges, nursing homes, employers and pharmacists that lists private entities that are administering tests.

Other items to know today in the coronavirus pandemic:

Latest data reported by Ohio Department of Heath:

As of Monday afternoon, there have been at least 170,179 confirmed or probable cases in the state, 5,005 deaths, and 16,442 hospitalizations, according to the Ohio Department of Health. 143,826 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 3,652,066 people tested for the coronavirus in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

A total of 17,809 health care workers have tested positive which is about 10 percent of the cases.