144,309 cases in Ohio; 61,106 in Kentucky; 111,505 in Indiana
The COVID-19 outbreak is continuing to change everyday life for millions of Americans. Leaders across the county, including the Tri-State area, are providing daily updates on confirmed cases, deaths and measures taking to curb the spread of the virus.
Here, you can get the latest information on the coronavirus in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana as well as resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.
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LATEST CASE NUMBERS: Ohio, 144,309, 4,615 deaths | Kentucky, 61,106, 1,108 deaths | Indiana, 111,505, 3,281 deaths
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CORONAVIRUS IN OHIO
There will be no statewide mandate for trick-or-treaters this Halloween, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday.
Instead, the decision to trick-or-treat — or not to — will be left to individual communities and parents.
The Ohio Department of Health released guidance for Halloween events on Friday.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL GUIDANCE.
“Halloween historically in this state has been a very community event – Beggars Night has been a community event,” the governor said. “Communities set the time themselves and they will make the determination about that. That will not change. The local (community) will decide if there’s a Beggars Night, and what time the Beggars Night is. They will do that in consultation with their local health departments.”
DeWine said ultimately, the decision will come down to parents.
“Parents, in turn, will do what parents do and make a decision if their child will go out trick-or-treating,” he said.
The governor said his office has been bombarded with questions surrounding Halloween celebrations during the coronavirus pandemic. Many parents just want an answer to the question: Will it happen or not?
The answer to that question will not come from his office, the governor said, but intoned that it should look different in 2020.
“Halloween celebrations this year will not look like those in years past. Face coverings must be worn, social distancing should be practiced, large groups should be avoided,” DeWine said.
“Hayrides and haunted houses are a lot more problematic,” he added, saying more information will be released shortly.
There have been countless questions about trick-or-treating during the pandemic. As health experts project an autumn surge in coronavirus cases, some cities are working to prevent future outbreaks — some taking aim at the trick-or-treat tradition.
In Los Angeles County, for example, health officials tried to outright ban trick-or-treating, saying it would be near impossible to maintain social distancing. County officials then reversed course, saying only that trick-or-treating is “not recommended.”
CORONAVIRUS IN KENTUCKY
Kentucky reported its second highest single-day total of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began Saturday afternoon.
Gov. Andy Beshear reported 1,002 cases Saturday and seven deaths.
Beshear said the number of cases is what happens when people aren’t as careful.
“When we let our guard down, this virus truly spreads,” Beshear said in a video posted to Twitter on Saturday.
Beshear said the state’s positive rate is still under 4%, which he said is a good sign. However, he said there is still work to do.
“The second highest number of cases is something none of us should be happy about and should make us be committed. Remember, high number of cases, lead to a higher number of deaths several weeks down the line.”
Beshear said as kids go back to school and sports start up, it’s important to keep taking precautions.
“Let’s not have another day where we have over 1,000 cases. Let’s start making our cases go down and not simply try to manage them. Let’s do better. Everyone around us is depending on it,” Beshear said.
CORONAVIRUS IN INDIANA
The Indiana Department of Health announced Sunday that 756 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at the state laboratory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 111,505 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.
A total of 3,281 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of three from the previous day. Another 225 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by the state and occurred over multiple days.
To date, 1,301,940 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 1,292,615 on Saturday. A total of 1,867,826 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.
According to the CDC, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: Fever, cough and shortness of breath.
Emergency warning signs include:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
This chart from Prospect Pediatrics compares COVID-19 symptoms to the cold and flu:
– Ohio coronavirus hotline: 833-427-5634
– Kentucky coronavirus hotline: (800) 722-5725
– Indiana general questions can be directed to the ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center at 317-233-7125 (317-233-1325 after hours) or e-mail [email protected]
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website
What to do if you think you have it:
Officials have urged people to be conscious not to overwhelm the health care system. This graphic will help you decide when it is time to see a physician.
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