OHIO — One person is now under investigation for the coronavirus in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Public Health.
There still no confirmed cases of the virus in Ohio.
Last week, one person in Ohio tested negative. Seven total people have tested negative for the virus in Ohio.
In the state, 212 people have returned after traveling to China within the last 14 days. None of the 212 are showing symptoms and will not be tested unless criteria is met, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
“Ohio stands prepared, and we have taken a very aggressive approach to make sure we are ready if a case does happen in Ohio," said Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton.
The Ohio Department of Health is not disclosing where in Ohio people are being quarantined or tested.
Here’s what you need to know today:
- Kroger is limiting the sale of santization, flu and cold products to five per order due to high demand, according to a message posted on the site this morning.
- As many as 1 million coronavirus tests could be administered by the end of the week, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As of Monday, 43 cases were confirmed in the U.S. Nine people have died.
- Many of those who get coronavirus only develop a mild illness, while some don't appear ill at all. Doctors are encouraging people to sleep well, destress and wash their hands to boost their immune system and avoid the virus.
- Miami Valley's associate chief medical officer says coronavirus deaths in the U.S. should not be a cause for increased concern, saying the virus has a two percent mortality rate. He said influenza is a much higher threat to people in the U.S.
- To prepare for a potential outbreak, people should plan for backup child care if schools or day cares are forces to close, have a 14-day emergency kit ready and make sure you have enough medications to last a couple weeks.