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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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DeWine Eases Testing Limits Amid False Unlimited Testing Claims

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal DeWine Eases Testing Limits Amid False Unlimited Testing Claims

By Marty Schladen As he leads the state through a historic pandemic, Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine has an apparently unbreakable rule: Don’t cross Trump. In his press conference Thursday, DeWine again addressed the inadequacy of Ohio’s coronavirus testing program.  For example, he announced a fourth tier of Ohioans who are now eligible for state tests. People […]

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Coronavirus Update: Nursing Home Testing, Airports & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Nursing Home Testing, Airports & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, May 26, 4,305 cases and 188 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 5,608 cases and 247 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported, as reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 33,006 cases and 2,002 deaths have […]

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