Deaths from coronavirus climbs to 6 in Ohio, 442 cases confirmed statewide

Deaths from coronavirus climbs to 6 in Ohio, 442 cases confirmed statewide
FILE - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) (Source: John Minchillo)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ohio Department of Health said the death toll from coronavirus in the state now stands at 6 individuals.

  • 1 person in Cuyahoga County
  • 1 person in Erie County
  • 2 people in Franklin County
  • 1 person in Lucas County
  • 1 person in Stark County.

Other deaths throughout Ohio are being investigated for a possible connection to COVID-19.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was joined by Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton for an afternoon briefing on Monday, just hours before the Governor’s stay-at-home order goes into effect.

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As of Monday afternoon, the Ohio Department of Health confirmed 442 cases of the coronavirus in 46 different counties.

The age range for patients now spans from younger than 1 to 93 years old, Dr. Acton said.

Gov. DeWine and Dr. Acton introduced an executive order during Sunday’s press conferencing, mandating a stay-at-home directive, effective Monday at 11:59 p.m.

The order will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, and will last through April 6.

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To assist with cutting back in spending of the state’s revenue during the Fiscal Year, Gov. DeWine ordered a hiring freeze for the Ohio government.

Agencies involved with fighting the coronavirus are exempt from the order.

The state’s Department of Health reported 104 hospitalizations linked to the coronavirus.

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