Ohio coronavirus

A look at some Ohio coronavirus data released Tuesday.

Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday that the large number of coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio did not occur all in the same day.

At his briefing, DeWine said the latest daily numbers show an additional 87 deaths. But he noted that the number represents deaths reported within a 24-hour period, not deaths that actually occurred in that 24-hour timeframe.
 
Overall, 83 percent of the deaths in Tuesday's report, he said, cover a period of within about the past month.
 
None of the deaths involved Shelby residents.
 
The state death tally reported Tuesday ranks third for a single day in the pandemic era, DeWine reported.
 
Overall, about 1,000 new coronavirus cases were reported in Ohio on Tuesday with 103 new hospitalizations and 14 people put in intensive care units around Ohio.
 
Also Tuesday, DeWine announced the "Ohio To Work" program, a new initiative to help Ohioans who are looking for a job to have a better chance at finding that job.
 
"...This new program brings together employers, nonprofits, educators, and training providers to help Ohioans reskill and restart their careers," he said in his announcement and on Twitter.
 
"The first Ohio To Work initiative will be launched in Cleveland/Cuyahoga County, and we hope to expand the effort to more areas of the state," he said. "Right now, we have more than 30 employers signed on with the initiative."
 
On Monday, DeWine's office announced that he had signed a bill that ensures civil immunity to individuals, schools, health care providers, businesses and other entities from lawsuits arising from coronavirus.
 
It also shields health care providers from liability in tort actions regarding the care and services they provide during this pandemic unless they were acting recklessly or displaying intentional misconduct, his office said in a written statement.
 
"Ohio businesses stepped up when asked to help with this pandemic crisis and we are pleased that the Senate and House, along with the governor, have acted to help protect jobs and our economy," Andrew E. Doehrel, president & CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, said in a news release from the governor's office.
 
 
 
 

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