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Ohio to Spend $50M on Rapid, At-Home Coronavirus Testing

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio to Spend $50M on Rapid, At-Home Coronavirus Testing

By Marty Schladen As Ohio struggles with a painfully limited supply of coronavirus vaccine, it is spending $50 million on rapid, at-home tests in order to quickly detect hot spots as they emerge. Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced the deal to purchase 2 million of the BinaxNow tests manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. A digital health […]

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Coronavirus Update: Nearly 100K Ohioans Vaccinated, Curfew Extended & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans Coronavirus Update: Nearly 100K Ohioans Vaccinated, Curfew Extended & More

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — In Columbus, 557 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday, December 29. And as of Tuesday, Dec. 29, 59,676 total cases and 525 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Columbus and Worthington. In Franklin County at large, […]

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Coronavirus Update: COSI Reopening, Lab Testing Dashboard & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: COSI Reopening, Lab Testing Dashboard & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, Oct. 13, 22,848 cases and 484 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 31,105 cases and 661 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 171,626 cases and 5,017 deaths have been confirmed […]

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How a Failed CDC Test Kit Let Ohio’s Early Coronavirus Infections Go Undetected

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal How a Failed CDC Test Kit Let Ohio’s Early Coronavirus Infections Go Undetected

By Jake Zuckerman On Jan. 2, symptoms kicked in around Ohio for the state’s first residents with COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus that has infected more than 150,000 residents. In Ohio, the pandemic had begun — we just didn’t know it yet.  The early infections, which would only be detected via antibody testing […]

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Coronavirus Update: Franklin County Drops to Level 2 Advisory & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Franklin County Drops to Level 2 Advisory & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, Sept. 1, 16,926 cases and 452 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 23,144 cases and 611 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 124,610 cases and 4,165 deaths have been confirmed […]

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State COVID-19 Testing Still Falling Short in Month 7

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal State COVID-19 Testing Still Falling Short in Month 7

By Jake Zuckerman After an initial scare from a COVID-19 rapid-response test in the morning, two diagnostic tests on Gov. Mike DeWine came back negative late Thursday evening. A follow-up test Saturday did as well.  For most Ohioans, however, testing scarcity — antigen, antibody and diagnostic (PCR) — has been and continues to be the norm […]

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Gov. DeWine Tests Positive, Then Negative for Coronavirus

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Gov. DeWine Tests Positive, Then Negative for Coronavirus

By Marty Schladen After earlier testing positive for coronavirus, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s office Thursday night said he had tested negative for the novel coronavirus. DeWine, 73, received a routine test that morning before meeting President Donald Trump in Northern Ohio. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted tested negative, DeWine said, and accompanied Trump on a tour of […]

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