Coronavirus latest: 51,789 cases in Ohio; 15,347 in Kentucky; 45,594 in Indiana

The COVID-19 outbreak is continuing to change everyday life for millions of Americans. Leaders across the county, including the Tri-State area, are providing daily updates on confirmed cases, deaths and measures taking to curb the spread of the virus. Here, you can get the latest information on the coronavirus in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana as well as resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.LATEST CASE NUMBERS: Ohio, 51,789, 2,863 deaths | Kentucky, 15,347, 560 deaths | Indiana, 45,594, 2,448 deaths15 Days to Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirus Educational resources: CLICK HERE to access online learning resourcesCORONAVIRUS IN OHIO Beginning July 20, Ohio nursing homes are permitted to begin outdoor visitation, so long as all safety standards are met, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Monday.The state’s assisted living facilities and intermediate care facilities began to allow outdoor visitation in early June. Due to the success here, the governor said his administration has decided to expand to the state’s nursing homes.When assessing their readiness to permit outdoor visitation, nursing homes should consider a variety of things, the governor said, including: case status in community; case status in nursing home; staffing levels; access to adequate testing for residents/staff; personal protective equipment supplies; and hospital capacity.”We are confident that our approach provides each facility the flexibility needed to assess their readiness to safely facilitate outdoor visitation — and to do so in a transparent way that keeps residents and families informed,” DeWine said. “My job as governor is to protect all Ohioans. Part of that job means putting measures in place to keep people safe from COVID-19. It also means protecting those things that add value to life. Balance has been and remains the operative word in our efforts.”Anyone with questions about visiting loved ones can contact the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, an office within the Ohio Department of Aging, at 1-800-282-1206.CORONAVIRUS IN KENTUCKY Gov. Andy Beshear and Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Brown released a ‘Healthy at School’ plan Wednesday that contained guidelines and best practices for reopening the state’s schools in the fall.The biggest mandate is that all students will be required to wear a mask if seated closer than 6-feet from other students and teachers. If a student if more than 6-feet away from others, they will be able to take their mask off. Students will also be required to wear masks while on a school bus.Brown said all students will have their temperature checked when they arrive at school. Any student with a temperature of greater than 100.4 degrees will be required to stay at home.Students and teachers can expect smaller class sizes, too, as administrators must enforce that social distancing is taking place within the school. Districts will be cooperating with local health departments in the event that there are COVID-19 cases in schools. Contact tracers will work to determine who the student or teacher interacted with.”I believe we have the best administrators and staff in the country,” Brown said. “What they did and how they did it (last semester) tells me they will be doing this and will be meeting those expectations because they know it’s the best thing for their students.”On Wednesday, Beshear also issued a warning to Kentuckians about traveling to COVID-19 hot spot areas, including Myrtle Beach, after a group of nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19 following their Myrtle Beach trip. CORONAVIRUS IN INDIANAThe Indiana State Department of Health announced Tuesday that 385 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19.That brings the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus to 45,594 following corrections to the previous day’s total.Intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remains steady. As of today, more than 40 percent of ICU beds and 83 percent of ventilators are available.A total of 2,448 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 16 over the previous day. Another 192 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days. To date, 484,196 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 476,519 on Monday.src=”https://d2cmvbq7sxx33j.cloudfront.net/email/prod_coronavirus_iframe_article.html” height=”414″ style=”width:100%;border:none;overflow:hidden” scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ allowTransparency=”true”][/iframe]Symptoms:According to the CDC, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: Fever, cough and shortness of breath.Emergency warning signs include:Difficulty breathing or shortness of breathPersistent pain or pressure in the chestNew confusion or inability to arouseBluish lips or face*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.This chart from Prospect Pediatrics compares COVID-19 symptoms to the cold and flu:Resources: – Ohio coronavirus hotline: 833-427-5634- Kentucky coronavirus hotline: (800) 722-5725- Indiana general questions can be directed to the ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center at 317-233-7125 (317-233-1325 after hours) or e-mail epiresource@isdh.in.gov.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websiteWhat to do if you think you have it:Officials have urged people to be conscious not to overwhelm the health care system. This graphic will help you decide when it is time to see a physician. Helpful tips and guides: → Here’s what you should do if you already have the coronavirus → Dealing with stress, anxiety during coronavirus outbreak→ These viral social media coronavirus posts are FALSE→ How long should you wash your hands to avoid the coronavirus?→ Guidance for self isolation and home quarantine→ How to clean your car for coronavirus→ A guide to keeping your child safe and reassured as coronavirus spreads→ This map tracks the coronavirus in real time→ How to work from home without losing your sanity

The COVID-19 outbreak is continuing to change everyday life for millions of Americans. Leaders across the county, including the Tri-State area, are providing daily updates on confirmed cases, deaths and measures taking to curb the spread of the virus.

Here, you can get the latest information on the coronavirus in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana as well as resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.

LATEST CASE NUMBERS: Ohio, 51,789, 2,863 deaths | Kentucky, 15,347, 560 deaths | Indiana, 45,594, 2,448 deaths

15 Days to Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC guidelines on coronavirus

Educational resources: CLICK HERE to access online learning resources

CORONAVIRUS IN OHIO

Beginning July 20, Ohio nursing homes are permitted to begin outdoor visitation, so long as all safety standards are met, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Monday.

The state’s assisted living facilities and intermediate care facilities began to allow outdoor visitation in early June. Due to the success here, the governor said his administration has decided to expand to the state’s nursing homes.

When assessing their readiness to permit outdoor visitation, nursing homes should consider a variety of things, the governor said, including: case status in community; case status in nursing home; staffing levels; access to adequate testing for residents/staff; personal protective equipment supplies; and hospital capacity.

“We are confident that our approach provides each facility the flexibility needed to assess their readiness to safely facilitate outdoor visitation — and to do so in a transparent way that keeps residents and families informed,” DeWine said. “My job as governor is to protect all Ohioans. Part of that job means putting measures in place to keep people safe from COVID-19. It also means protecting those things that add value to life. Balance has been and remains the operative word in our efforts.”

Anyone with questions about visiting loved ones can contact the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, an office within the Ohio Department of Aging, at 1-800-282-1206.

CORONAVIRUS IN KENTUCKY

Gov. Andy Beshear and Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Brown released a ‘Healthy at School’ plan Wednesday that contained guidelines and best practices for reopening the state’s schools in the fall.

The biggest mandate is that all students will be required to wear a mask if seated closer than 6-feet from other students and teachers. If a student if more than 6-feet away from others, they will be able to take their mask off. Students will also be required to wear masks while on a school bus.

Brown said all students will have their temperature checked when they arrive at school. Any student with a temperature of greater than 100.4 degrees will be required to stay at home.

Students and teachers can expect smaller class sizes, too, as administrators must enforce that social distancing is taking place within the school.

Districts will be cooperating with local health departments in the event that there are COVID-19 cases in schools. Contact tracers will work to determine who the student or teacher interacted with.

“I believe we have the best administrators and staff in the country,” Brown said. “What they did and how they did it (last semester) tells me they will be doing this and will be meeting those expectations because they know it’s the best thing for their students.”

On Wednesday, Beshear also issued a warning to Kentuckians about traveling to COVID-19 hot spot areas, including Myrtle Beach, after a group of nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19 following their Myrtle Beach trip.

CORONAVIRUS IN INDIANA

The Indiana State Department of Health announced Tuesday that 385 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

That brings the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus to 45,594 following corrections to the previous day’s total.

Intensive care unit and ventilator capacity remains steady. As of today, more than 40 percent of ICU beds and 83 percent of ventilators are available.

A total of 2,448 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 16 over the previous day. Another 192 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and occurred over multiple days.

To date, 484,196 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 476,519 on Monday.

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Symptoms:

According to the CDC, the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: Fever, cough and shortness of breath.

Emergency warning signs include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

This chart from Prospect Pediatrics compares COVID-19 symptoms to the cold and flu:

Resources:

Ohio coronavirus hotline: 833-427-5634

Kentucky coronavirus hotline: (800) 722-5725

Indiana general questions can be directed to the ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center at 317-233-7125 (317-233-1325 after hours) or e-mail epiresource@isdh.in.gov.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website

What to do if you think you have it:

Officials have urged people to be conscious not to overwhelm the health care system. This graphic will help you decide when it is time to see a physician.

Helpful tips and guides:

→ Here’s what you should do if you already have the coronavirus

Dealing with stress, anxiety during coronavirus outbreak

These viral social media coronavirus posts are FALSE

How long should you wash your hands to avoid the coronavirus?

Guidance for self isolation and home quarantine

How to clean your car for coronavirus

A guide to keeping your child safe and reassured as coronavirus spreads

This map tracks the coronavirus in real time

How to work from home without losing your sanity