Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted give an update on the status of the Coronavirus response in Ohio.
STATEWIDE HIGH INCIDENCE
New health data compiled by the Ohio Department of Health found that all 88 counties in Ohio remain at "high incidence" as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
NEW ZIP CODE DASHBOARD
Governor DeWine today announced the creation of a new zip code dashboard. Ohioans can now view data from their local communities and filter data by probable or confirmed case status, county, a specific zip code, or a specific time period.
NEW FLU DASHBOARD
Governor DeWine also announced a new flu dashboard that expands the statewide data that the Ohio Department of Health shares on seasonal flu activity each year.
FUNDING FOR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
Governor DeWine announced that the state is setting aside $30 million to assist the state's 113 local health departments. Each department will receive $200,000 and will have the flexibility to determine how to best use the funds as they see fit to fight COVID-19.
GRANT ASSISTANCE STILL AVAILABLE
Lt. Governor Jon Husted today reminded Ohio small businesses that the application period for the Small Business Relief Grant and Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund is now open.
BRENT SPENCE BRIDGE
Governor DeWine today signed a proclamation declaring a state of emergency in Hamilton County due to the catastrophic crash that heavily damaged the Brent Spence Bridge which connects Cincinnati and Kentucky.
GOVERNOR'S IMAGINATION LIBRARY
First Lady Fran DeWine announced today that the Ohio Governor's Imagination Library Program is now being offered to children in all of Ohio's 88 counties. Kids from birth to age five statewide are now eligible to receive a free book in the mail each month, no matter what county they live in.
CURRENT CASE DATA
In total, there are 267,356 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 reported in Ohio and 5,623 confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 21,290 people have been hospitalized throughout the pandemic, including 4,122 admissions to intensive care units. In-depth data can be accessed by visiting coronavirus.ohio.gov.