Ohio now has 2,902 confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus as of the latest from the Ohio Department of Health and Governor Mike DeWine on Thursday afternoon.
Per the Ohio Department of Health's COVID-19 Dashboard, there are 155 cases confirmed in Summit County.
Statewide, there have been 81 deaths due to coronavirus, including 8 in Summit County. Nearly 802 patients have been hospitalized and 260 of them have been transferred to ICU.
Across the U.S., the coronavirus death toll surpassed 4,000 on Wednesday morning. Dr. Anthony Fauci with the White House Coronavirus Task Force says there could be anywhere from 100,000 to 240,000 deaths across the nation.
Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health is now moving up the timeline for the surge of COVID-19 patients in Ohio to Mid-April when we will see somewhere between 6,000 and 10,000 new confirmed cases of coronavirus per day in Ohio.
As of Monday, March 23, the Stay At Home or Shelter In Place order was in effect, running through April 6th. On Thursday, Governor DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton extended the order for both citizens of Ohio and businesses through May 1, 2020. See the full details of the new order here at the state website.
With that in mind, the governor's office has put together the following commercial urging Ohioans to "Stay At Home" :
More from the Ohio Department of Health.