Ohio coronavirus updates: 31,191 confirmed cases in the state, 1,842 deaths

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A look at coronavirus-related developments in Ohio:


Confirmed cases as of May 27
Reported by Ohio Department of Health

  • 31,191 confirmed cases
  • 1,842 deaths
  • 5,664 hospitalizations


ODH is also reporting 2,248 probable cases and 202 additional deaths under an expanded case definition of COVID-19 from the CDC.

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DAILY BRIEFING

Gov. Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton will not be holding a briefing on Wednesday.

体育投注The governor's next planned update on the state's coronavirus response is scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m.

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NURSING HOMES

All staff members in the state’s nursing homes will be tested for the coronavirus, Gov. DeWine said Tuesday, announcing a ramped-up effort in Ohio's hard-hit long-term care facilities.

The governor said testing will also be done on residents who are most likely to have been exposed. Testing by 14 teams of medically trained National Guard members will begin this week.

体育投注Testing of staff “will help nursing home administrators understand the status of the virus in their facilities and will help isolate the virus and help keep it from infecting their community,” DeWine said. Ohio has more than 900 nursing homes.

Such widespread testing wasn’t possible before now because the testing capacity hadn’t been available, the governor said. Health Department data shows that about seven of every 10 coronavirus deaths in Ohio were among nursing home residents.

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PRISONS

体育投注The U.S. Supreme Court denied the government's request to delay a judge's April order that the Bureau of Prisons speed up the release of more than 800 medically vulnerable inmates at a federal prison in Elkton in eastern Ohio. More than 200 Elkton inmates and 7 guards have tested positive, and nine inmates have died.

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MASKS

体育投注DeWine acknowledged that he may have misspoken on “Meet the Press” Sunday when he said 90% of people were wearing masks in a lot of Ohio stores. While acknowledging the figure was lower, the governor reiterated the importance of wearing masks and predicted most Ohioans would comply down the road. Wearing masks is not a liberal or conservative issue, but a way that Ohioans can use one more layer of protection to keep others safe, the governor said.

“It's as old as the Scriptures—love your neighbor,” DeWine said. “I don't know any other way to express it.”

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E-CHECK

体育投注E-Check auto emissions testing stations reopened Tuesday in the seven-county Cleveland-Akron metro area. Customers are urged to travel to E-Check stations alone and to wear a face covering. The six-month extension for all motorists whose renewals were due between Feb. 1 and June 30 remains in effect.

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