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Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | September 22, 2020

Below are the updates from the September 22, 2020 press conference with Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted. The next press conference is currently scheduled for Thursday, September 24th at 2:00 PM.

 

 

 

Governor's Office COVID-19 Update | September 22, 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, September 24th at 2:00 PM.

 

Here’s the news from yesterday:


  • Ohio’s COVID-19 case data is below:
    • 137,888 confirmed cases
    • 7,962 probable cases
    • 145,850 total cases
    • 14,899 hospitalizations
    • 4,338 confirmed deaths
    • 297 probable deaths
    • 4,635 total deaths
    • 3,210 ICU admissions
    • More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard HERE.

 

  • Governor DeWine today unveiled a new case demographics dashboard on coronavirus.ohio.gov. The new dashboard gives citizens access to COVID-19 case data by race or ethnicity. The data can be broken down by age and county and compared to the overall Ohio population.

 

  • Governor DeWine encouraged Ohioans to answer the call if contacted by a contact tracer. Contact tracing slows the spread of COVID-19 by notifying people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and advising them to monitor their health for signs and symptoms; helping those who may have been exposed get tested; asking people to self-isolate or self-quarantine if appropriate; helping people identify the resources they need to safely stay at home. Below are some helpful graphics on contact tracing.

 

  • Lt. Governor Husted announced that Ford is donating 2 million medical grade face masks to the state of Ohio for healthcare providers, first responders, underserved populations, and senior living communities. The donation is part of the Ford Fund’s commitment of 100 million medical-grade face masks through 2021.

 

  • Lt. Governor Husted also recognized National Small Business Week, which celebrates America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Ohio is home to more than 965,000 small businesses that account for 99.6 percent of the businesses in the state. Together they employ 2.2 million people, which is 45 percent of Ohio’s total employees. Additionally, small businesses created more than 44,000 jobs in 2019.

 

  • 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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