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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | October 27, 2020

Below are the updates from the October 27, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, October 29th at 2:00 PM.

 

 

 

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | October 27, 2020

 

 

Below are the updates from yesterday’s press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, October 29th at 2:00 PM.


Here’s the news from yesterday:

 

  • Ohio’s COVID-19 case data is below:
    1. 191,069 confirmed cases
    2. 11,671 probable cases
    3. 202,740 total cases
    4. 18,433 hospitalizations
    5. 4,927 confirmed deaths
    6. 312 probable deaths
    7. 5,239 total deaths
    8. 3,771 ICU admissions
    9. More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard HERE.

 

  • Governor DeWine announced that 82 of Ohio's 88 counties are now considered high incidence counties as defined by the federal government. This means that the county has seen more than 100 cases per 100,000 residents in the last two weeks. He also announced that number of patients treated in Intensive Care Units at hospitals throughout the state are at the highest rate since the beginning of the crisis mostly due to community spread.

 

  • Governor DeWine reminded Ohioans of the fundamental ways to stop the spread of the virus: Wear a mask when you are out in public, when you go to a store, and when you are with friends; Keep your distance; Wash your hands often; Keep your building well-ventilated.

 

  • Governor DeWine asked Ohio businesses to allow employees to work from home, when possible; to remind employees of the ways they can stop the spread of the virus; and require customers to wear masks.

 

  • Governor DeWine also called on community leaders to inventory where they are in the battle against COVID-19. He asked them to work together to assess where they are, what they need to do, and set goals in their fight against the virus. The Governor and Lt. Governor will begin calls with the community leaders to develop strategies forward, starting with the three counties on the watch list.

 

  • Governor DeWine was joined by Secretary of State Frank LaRose today for an update on the election on November 3, 2020. Secretary LaRose outlined the precautions that the Board of Election offices are taking to keep Ohioans safe while voting. Secretary LaRose also reminded Ohioans that they can cast their vote early in person, by mail or on election day. Additional information about the election, such as hours of polling locations, can be found at VoteOhio.gov.

 

  • CALL TO ACTION: Attached are two posters ( 8.5" x 11" and  11" x 17" ) featuring Urban Meyer and Jim Tressel reminding Ohioans to wear their masks and practice social distancing. Please consider sharing this with your networks to help amplify the message.

 

 

  • Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at unemployment.ohio.gov. It is also possible to file by phone at 877-644-6562 or TTY at 888- 642-8203, Monday through Friday 7AM to 7PM, Saturday 9AM to 5PM, and Sunday 9AM to 1PM. Employers with questions should email [email protected].

 

As always, Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov and the Department of Health hotline, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH are great resources for those who have questions.

 

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