2,199 cases in Ohio; 591 in Kentucky; 2,159 in Indiana
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2,199 cases in Ohio; 591 in Kentucky; 2,159 in Indiana

THIS OPENS UP EMERGENCY FEDERAL FUNDING AND ASSISTANCE TO ALL AREAS IN OHIO IMPACTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS. SHEREE: LOOKING AT LOCAL NUMBERS, CASES IN OHIO A INDIANA ARE NEARING 2200 IN EACH STATE. HAMILTON COUNTY HAS 124 CONFIRMED CASES. 55 PEOPLE IN OHIO HAVE DIED. BUTLER COUNTY AND BROWN COUNTY ARE NOW REPORTING ONE DEATH EACH. 49 PEOPLE IN INDIANA HAVE DIED INCLUDING A FIFTH PERSON IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. IN KENTUCKY. 591 PEOPLE HAVE TESTED POSITIVE. 17 PEOPLE HAVE DIED. GOVERNOR BESHEAR ANNOUNCED A NEW DEATH IN CAMPBELL COUNTY

Coronavirus latest: 2,199 cases in Ohio; 591 in Kentucky; 2,159 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 implementing measures to stop the spread, shutting down schools and restaurants and canceling events. Here, you can get the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana as well as resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.LATEST CASE NUMBERS: Ohio, 2,199, 55 deaths | Kentucky, 591, 18 deaths | Indiana, 2,159, 49 deaths15 Days to Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirus CORONAVIRUS IN OHIO Ohio’s stay-at-home order is slated to expire at 11:59 p.m. on April 6. But Gov. Mike DeWine indicated Tuesday that the order will more than likely be extended.Calling now the calm before the storm, DeWine said this week is a crucial time for the state. Lives will be saved or lost based on the actions of Ohioans right now, as well as the preparedness of state officials, he said.In his daily update Tuesday afternoon, the governor said nearly 2,200 cases are confirmed across Ohio. There are 55 deaths and nearly 600 people hospitalized. That doesn’t reflect all cases in the state, because the state limits testing to those who are hospitalized and to health care workers.A surge is coming, DeWine assured, adding that at its peak (projected in mid-April or early May), the state could have between 4,000 and 10,000 new cases per day.CORONAVIRUS IN KENTUCKY Kentucky’s impact from the coronavirus pandemic worsened Tuesday with 114 new cases and seven more virus-related deaths, Gov. Andy Beshear said.It was the highest number of cases and deaths reported in a single day in the Bluegrass State.The governor braced the state for the potential for even worse days to come from the pandemic.“Now we knew this was coming,” Beshear said during his daily briefing. “And we know there are going to be days where we have more than 114 new cases.”Beshear initially said the state’s death toll from the virus had risen by six, but midway through his news conference he announced an additional death. Kentucky’s total coronavirus cases approached 600 and its death toll from the virus reached 18. Beshear listed 28 counties that had reported cases Tuesday, a sign the virus has reached Kentucky’s less populated counties. Two dozen of those counties had just one or two cases, and some were reporting their first case, Beshear said.The governor continued to preach the importance of adhering to social-distancing guidelines and other safeguards to slow the virus’s spread.CORONAVIRUS IN INDIANA Fourteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, increasing the state’s virus death toll to 49 as its confirmed cases surged past 2,000, state health officials said Tuesday.Indiana’s number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, grew by 374, to 2,159, following corrections to the previous day’s total, the Indiana State Department of Health said. A week ago, the state had 365 confirmed cases and 12 reported deaths from COVID-19.Five of the state’s 14 new deaths involved Indianapolis residents and four others were from Lake County. There was one death each reported from Elkhart, Decatur, Hancock, Ripley and Warren counties.Tuesday’s update on the pandemic in Indiana followed Monday’s announcement by state officials that Indiana hospitals have increased the state’s intensive care unit capacity by about one-third in the past few weeks in preparation for an expected surge in coronavirus-related illnesses.LATEST LOCAL CORONAVIRUS HEADLINES: Kentucky Gov. Beshear issues new executive order, restricting travel to other statesFDA approves sterilization of masks in Ohio Cincinnati furloughs roughly 1,700 city workers amid COVID-19 pandemic DeWine extends order to close Ohio schools through May 1 Greater Cincinnati hospitals change birthing center policies during COVID-19 health crisis Hamilton County implements new 911 medical response in anticipation of COVID-19 surge Second Cincinnati Police Department officer tests positive for COVID-19 Ohio highway signs urge travelers to stay home amid COVID-19 outbreak Covington hospital opening new doors to how they handle COVID-19 Counties in southeastern Indiana lead state in COVID-19 cases per capita ‘We need more help’: DeWine says Ohio has shortage of personal protective equipment, asks for donations Northern Row Brewery & Distillery donates 2 cases of hand sanitizer to Cincinnati Police Department Symptoms:According to the CDC, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: Fever, cough, shortness of breath.Emergency warning signs include:Difficulty breathing or shortness of breathPersistent pain or pressure in the chestNew confusion or inability to arouseBluish 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:Resources: – 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 epiresource@isdh.in.gov.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websiteWhat 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. Helpful tips and guides: → Here’s what you should do if you already have the coronavirus → Dealing with stress, anxiety during coronavirus outbreak→ These viral social media coronavirus posts are FALSE→ How long should you wash your hands to avoid the coronavirus?→ Guidance for self isolation and home quarantine→ How to clean your car for coronavirus→ A guide to keeping your child safe and reassured as coronavirus spreads→ This map tracks the coronavirus in real time→ How to work from home without losing your sanity

The COVID-19 outbreak is continuing to change everyday life for millions of Americans. Leaders across the county, including the Tri-State area, are implementing measures to stop the spread, shutting down schools and restaurants and canceling events.

Here, you can get the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana as well as resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.

LATEST CASE NUMBERS: Ohio, 2,199, 55 deaths | Kentucky, 591, 18 deaths | Indiana, 2,159, 49 deaths

15 Days to Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirus

CORONAVIRUS IN OHIO

Ohio’s stay-at-home order is slated to expire at 11:59 p.m. on April 6. But Gov. Mike DeWine indicated Tuesday that the order will more than likely be extended.

Calling now the calm before the storm, DeWine said this week is a crucial time for the state. Lives will be saved or lost based on the actions of Ohioans right now, as well as the preparedness of state officials, he said.

In his daily update Tuesday afternoon, the governor said nearly 2,200 cases are confirmed across Ohio. There are 55 deaths and nearly 600 people hospitalized. That doesn’t reflect all cases in the state, because the state limits testing to those who are hospitalized and to health care workers.

A surge is coming, DeWine assured, adding that at its peak (projected in mid-April or early May), the state could have between 4,000 and 10,000 new cases per day.

CORONAVIRUS IN KENTUCKY

Kentucky’s impact from the coronavirus pandemic worsened Tuesday with 114 new cases and seven more virus-related deaths, Gov. Andy Beshear said.

It was the highest number of cases and deaths reported in a single day in the Bluegrass State.

The governor braced the state for the potential for even worse days to come from the pandemic.

“Now we knew this was coming,” Beshear said during his daily briefing. “And we know there are going to be days where we have more than 114 new cases.”

Beshear initially said the state’s death toll from the virus had risen by six, but midway through his news conference he announced an additional death.

Kentucky’s total coronavirus cases approached 600 and its death toll from the virus reached 18. Beshear listed 28 counties that had reported cases Tuesday, a sign the virus has reached Kentucky’s less populated counties. Two dozen of those counties had just one or two cases, and some were reporting their first case, Beshear said.

The governor continued to preach the importance of adhering to social-distancing guidelines and other safeguards to slow the virus’s spread.

CORONAVIRUS IN INDIANA

Fourteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, increasing the state’s virus death toll to 49 as its confirmed cases surged past 2,000, state health officials said Tuesday.

Indiana’s number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, grew by 374, to 2,159, following corrections to the previous day’s total, the Indiana State Department of Health said. A week ago, the state had 365 confirmed cases and 12 reported deaths from COVID-19.

Five of the state’s 14 new deaths involved Indianapolis residents and four others were from Lake County. There was one death each reported from Elkhart, Decatur, Hancock, Ripley and Warren counties.

Tuesday’s update on the pandemic in Indiana followed Monday’s announcement by state officials that Indiana hospitals have increased the state’s intensive care unit capacity by about one-third in the past few weeks in preparation for an expected surge in coronavirus-related illnesses.

LATEST LOCAL CORONAVIRUS HEADLINES:

Symptoms:

According to the CDC, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: Fever, cough, 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:

Resources:

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 epiresource@isdh.in.gov.

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.

Helpful tips and guides:

→ Here’s what you should do if you already have the coronavirus

Dealing with stress, anxiety during coronavirus outbreak

These viral social media coronavirus posts are FALSE

How long should you wash your hands to avoid the coronavirus?

Guidance for self isolation and home quarantine

How to clean your car for coronavirus

A guide to keeping your child safe and reassured as coronavirus spreads

This map tracks the coronavirus in real time

How to work from home without losing your sanity

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