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“People Aren’t Being Careful”: COVID-19 Worsens in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal “People Aren’t Being Careful”: COVID-19 Worsens in Ohio

By Jake Zuckerman State data released Thursday depicts an increasingly worsening COVID-19 situation in Ohio. There are “very high levels of exposure and spread” in 18 Ohio counties, up from 11 last week, per the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, based on several inputs like infection rates and hospital visits. The seven-day moving of average new […]

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Ohio General Assembly Prioritizes Ice Cream, Gun & Grocery Bag Legislation

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio General Assembly Prioritizes Ice Cream, Gun & Grocery Bag Legislation

By Jake Zuckerman In what could be the last full legislative day before November elections, boozy ice cream, grocery bags and gun stores drove the Ohio General Assembly’s agenda. House Republicans, who generally do not wear masks and have skipped on COVID-19 social distancing accommodations in the chamber, passed legislation Wednesday to ban local governments from imposing […]

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State Reported Close to 7,000 COVID-19 Cases Last Week

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal State Reported Close to 7,000 COVID-19 Cases Last Week

By Jake Zuckerman The coronavirus’ spread slightly waned last week in Ohio as the seven-day moving average of newly reported cases dipped below 1,000. All told, 4,415 Ohioans have died from COVID-19. More than 14,300 have been hospitalized of the more than 137,000 residents who have been infected, according to Sunday data from the Ohio Department […]

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State Model Predicts 5,000 Ohioans Will Die from COVID-19 by October

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal State Model Predicts 5,000 Ohioans Will Die from COVID-19 by October

By Jake Zuckerman The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 5,000 Ohioans will be dead from COVID-19 by the end of the month, according to new modeling. The agency released national and state-by-state models that combine forecasts from 35 modeling groups, mostly universities, into an “ensemble” prediction. About 5,080 Ohioans will be dead from […]

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Child COVID-19 Deaths Paint Complicated Picture in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Child COVID-19 Deaths Paint Complicated Picture in Ohio

By Jake Zuckerman People who knew Dorielis Reyes-Paula, a 9-year-old from Middletown, Ohio, described her as a curious student, bouncing down the hallways of Wildwood Elementary and picking dandelion flowers for her teachers. She contracted COVID-19 in May, according to a GoFundMe page her mother established. She was hospitalized, lost movement in parts of her body, and […]

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Post-Mask Mandate, Coronavirus Cases Down 31%

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Post-Mask Mandate, Coronavirus Cases Down 31%

By Jake Zuckerman In the month since the Ohio Department of Health issued a mask requirement in the state, the spread of COVID-19 has dropped by more than 31%, as measured by a seven-day moving average of new cases. Interim Director of Health Lance Himes signed an order requiring Ohioans to wear masks in non-residential indoor locations and […]

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Amid Resident Deaths, Nursing Homes Still Struggling with PPE, Staffing Shortages

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Amid Resident Deaths, Nursing Homes Still Struggling with PPE, Staffing Shortages

By Jake Zuckerman This article was originally published Friday, August 14, 2020. One in 10 Ohio nursing homes told regulators they didn’t have any N95 respirators on hand, which medical staff use to shield themselves from the coronavirus while treating infected patients. Even among those that do, the supply chain is tenuous: 1 in 4 said […]

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