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Confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to grow in Ohio

The number of confirmed Ohio COVID-19 cases rose to 564 Tuesday, according to the official count on the Ohio Department of Health website. But Seneca County’s one case was not yet listed.

That number increased from 442 Monday, 351 Sunday, 247 Saturday and 169 Friday.

There was one more death reported, raising the number to eight statewide.

The number of people hospitalized statewide rose to 145 Tuesday from 104 Monday, 83 Sunday, 58 Saturday and 39 Friday.

Ohio counties directly affected officially total 49, but total 50 counting Seneca County. The latest official county list includes: Ashland (1), Ashtabula (3), Belmont (2), Butler (18), Carroll (3), Champaign (1), Clark (2), Clermont (5), Clinton (1), Columbiana (3), Coshocton (3), Crawford (1), Cuyahoga (167), Darke (1), Defiance (2), Delaware (11), Erie (1), Fairfield (2), Franklin (75), Gallia (1), Geauga (5), Greene (3), Hamilton (38), Hancock (1), Highland (1), Huron (2), Knox (1), Lake (11), Licking (2), Logan (2), Lorain (30), Lucas (11), Madison (1), Mahoning (28), Marion (4), Medina (15), Miami (19), Montgomery (10), Portage (4), Richland (4), Sandusky (1), Stark (13), Summit (36), Trumbull (4), Tuscarawas (3), Union (2), Warren (7), Washington (1) and Wood (2).

In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control website reported 44,183 cases Tuesday and 544 deaths in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Worldwide, there had been more than 410,000 cases reported Tuesday afternoon, an increase from 363,470 cases Monday afternoon, according to the Coronavirus Dashboard (ncov2019.live/data) website.

Of the total, more than 18,000 people have died, up from 16,000 people Monday and 14,500 Sunday. The number of cases deemed serious on Tuesday was 11,000, an increase from 10,700 Monday and 8,600 Sunday.

More than 105,000 people have recovered, up from 99,700 Monday.

Of the 195 countries in the world, the website states 184 are infected.

Seneca County

In Tuesday’s report from county agencies, Seneca County Emergency Management Agency reported that it continues to accept and process personal protective equipment from non-emergency sources to help support the supply for the Seneca County General Health District. For information or arrange a drop-off, call (419) 447-0266. Resources will be prioritized and dispensed on the directive of the health department.

The report said county dispatchers are helping to protect emergency workers.

“Dispatchers in Seneca County have been doing a great job at screening calls for symptoms of the COVID19 and passing that information on to first responders to protect our front line emergency medical workers,” the report said.

Mental Health and Recovery Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties said its offices are closed to the public, but the agency is still working to ensure community members’ needs are met. Call (419) 448-0640 for questions regarding behavioral health.

The city of Tiffin Thursday closed its brush and leaf composting facility until the stay-at-home order ends. People are asked to keep yard waste at their homes until further notice.

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