COLUMBUS, Ohio — A look at coronavirus-related developments in Ohio:
The Ohio Department of Health reported 918 newly confirmed cases on Tuesday.
Confirmed cases as of July 7
Reported by Ohio Department of Health
- 55,150 confirmed cases
- 2,718 deaths
- 8,307 hospitalizations
- 41,438 presumed recoveries*
ODH is also reporting 3,754 probable cases and 252 additional deaths under an expanded case definition of COVID-19 from the CDC.
*The state of Ohio is now reporting total presumed recoveries from COVID-19. The number is determined by the following formula:
Cases - Deaths - Cases with an Onset Date in the Last 21 Days = Presumed Recovered
The state will require people in seven Ohio counties wear masks while in public, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday.
The Ohio Department of Health will issue an order, effective 6 p.m. Wednesday, that will mandate the wearing of face coverings in public in all counties designated "Red Level 3 Public Health Emergency" in the state's alert system to identify high-risk counties for COVID-19.
Masks will be mandatory in the following counties: Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, Montgomery and Trumbull.
Gov. DeWine provides update on coronavirus in Ohio | Tuesday, July 7
SCHOOL REOPENING GUIDELINES
Last week, Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled guidance from the state reopening the schools this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.
DeWine issued five guidelines for Ohio schools to follow:
- Vigilantly assess for symptoms (including temperature checks)
- Wash & sanitize hands
- Clean & sanitize shared surfaces at schools
- Practice social distancing
- Face coverings policy (required for staff, recommended for kids 3rd grade and up)
DeWine says Ohio is using a new color-coded alert system to assess which counties may be seeing flare-ups of coronavirus cases and should take additional precautions.
It's based on data such as cases, related hospital admissions and the proportion of cases connected to congregate settings, such as prisons or nursing homes.
No counties were in the most concerning level, purple. Seven are labeled red, indicating very high risk and that people there should limit activity and wear masks while out.
DeWine urged mask-wearing as coronavirus cases in Ohio continues to climb.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in a couple of weeks. Older adults and people with existing health problems are at higher risk of more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death.
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For more information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.