Clinton County now at 9 confirmed cases; DeWine updates stay at home order, PPE


By Tom Barr - tbarr@wnewsj.com



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The COVID-19 numbers in Ohio as of 2 p.m. Monday.


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Clinton County’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 currently stands at nine — five men and four women — with three hospitalized, according to county officials. The total of nine is up two from Saturday’s reported total.

The age range remains at 32 to 78. For more information, go to the Clinton County website www.covidcc.com .

The total amount of confirmed cases in Ohio stands at 4,450, including 371 ICU admissions, 1.214 hospitalizations and 142 deaths.

Stay at Home

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine at his daily press briefing and via Twitter on Monday said that at midnight (beginning early Tuesday morning) “the requirements for the new Stay Home Ohio order begin. There are new requirements for retailers in this order, including determining a maximum number of customers allowed in the store to account for proper physical distancing.

“The number of customers allowed must also be listed. I’d like to congratulate those businesses that have already started doing this. Some stores are only doing one direction per aisle — this is a great idea that helps. Some retailers are also cleaning off carts/baskets between customers.”

For more information, visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov .

DeWine said, “Health care regions in southern and southeastern Ohio have determined the existing hospital facilities in their areas will, with additional equipment, be able to handle the surge in patients without going to an off-site location. Assessments of other sites will continue, as we look for additional space, should it be needed.”

He also gave procurement update, saying, “As we continue to move through this crisis, we are working to ensure that our health care workers have the PPE they need. If we can find it in the marketplace, we’re going to buy it. If we can’t buy it, we’re going to make it or repurpose it.

“We have had at least 1,400 Ohio manufacturing companies who have responded to our call to try and help in this crisis. The Ohio Manufacturing Alliance reaches out to each company to find out where they fit into our strategy.

“As I’ve said before, we are too reliant on foreign marketplaces for our health care supplies. The efforts we’re making now in Ohio to address this crisis will help us today and I believe will strengthen our manufacturing sector in the future.”

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The COVID-19 numbers in Ohio as of 2 p.m. Monday.
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By Tom Barr

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