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.
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.
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.