COLUMBUS, Ohio — A look at coronavirus-related developments in Ohio:
365体育投注The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,122 newly confirmed cases on Thursday.
Confirmed cases as of July 9
Reported by Ohio Department of Health
- 57,506 confirmed cases
- 2,749 deaths
ODH is also reporting 3,825 probable cases and 257 additional deaths under an expanded case definition of COVID-19 from the CDC.
Gov. DeWine provides update on COVID-19 in Ohio:
365体育投注Ohio's unemployment claims declined for the 10th consecutive week, indicating residents are returning to work as the state reopens amid the virus’s continuous spread.
For the week ending July 4, Ohio saw a reported 33,483 initial jobless claims to the U.S. Department of Labor, according to the state Department of Job and Family Services.
365体育投注The decline comes after weeks of record-breaking jobless claims as the state weathered the initial outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic that halted the economy.
365体育投注In the past four months, nearly $5 billion in unemployment payments have been made to more than 736,000 Ohioans, according to the state agency.
As Ohio continues to push through its reopening plan, the numbers of reported cases rise once again.
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 as of 6 p.m. July 8, that mandates 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.
365体育投注Masks are mandatory in the following counties: Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, Montgomery and Trumbull.
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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