COLUMBUS, Ohio — A look at coronavirus-related developments in Ohio:
The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,044 newly confirmed cases and 126 hospitalizations on Tuesday.
Confirmed cases as of August 4
Reported by Ohio Department of Health
- 90,041 confirmed cases
- 3,301 deaths
- 11,032 hospitalizations
- 71,338 presumed recoveries*
ODH is also reporting 5,065 probable cases and 269 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: Total Cases - Deaths - Cases with an Onset Date in the Last 21 Days = Presumed Recovered.
ALCOHOL SALES RESTRICTED
Gov. Mike DeWine has issued an executive order limiting alcohol sales in bars and restaurants to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The governor's order bans alcohol sales after 10 p.m. and the consumption of any drinks purchased before then by 11 p.m. The order, taking effect Friday, will also boost to three the number of alcoholic drinks that can be bought per takeout meal.
DeWine says the restriction is necessary because social distancing worsens late at night in establishments selling alcohol. Legal challenges of the governor's statewide order are expected.
Beginning Aug. 9, Ohio day care centers can return to their regular staffing ratios, DeWine announced Tuesday. Currently, health order limits prohibit more than six toddlers per staff member per classroom, or more than nine preschool students per staff member per classroom.
Day cares can raise their ratio limits, or apply for subsidies to maintain their current, lower ratios, the governor said.
Providers must still comply with health requirements such as face masks, temperature checks, hand-washing and frequent cleaning, DeWine said.
He said the state had recorded 306 coronavirus cases among child care professionals in day cares and 106 among children in those centers since the pandemic began. One in four cases came directly from the centers, the governor said.
Expanding day care capacity was the better alternative “to children in unsafe conditions as people go back to work,” DeWine said.
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.