Coronavirus Pandemic: What you need to know Thursday – WHIO Radio

by admin on June 24, 2020

Today, Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to offer an update on pending visitation guidelines for nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

He also is expected to offer findings and comments on the increase in COVID-19 cases involving young people.

Pop-up test sites in cities the state has deemed hot spots began opening up in the Miami Valley:

  • Today: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Samaritan Health Center, 921 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton

The tests at those two sites are free to anyone wanting a test.

DeWine, first lady Fran and Lt. Gov Jon Husted were tested Tuesday on live TV during one of his news briefings on the state’s response to the pandemic:

Yesterday, @LtGovHusted, @FranDeWine, and I were tested for #COVID19. Our test results have now been returned, and the three of us have tested negative. #InThisTogetherOhio#StaySafeOhio#ResponsibleRestartOhiopic.twitter.com/5anB93r9jI

— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) June 24, 2020

Things you need to know today, Thursday:

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  • Dayton Public Schools:Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli discusses the district’s plan for students to return to the classroom in August.
  • Federal Fraud Case: Nadine Consuelo Jackson, 31, is charged with bank fraud and making a false statement to a bank stemming from two loans she received through the Payroll Protection Program, set up to assist businesses suffering the economic effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dayton woman is accused of securing fraudulently sought forgivable loans for $1.3 million and $1.2 million from the Small Business Administration. She claimed to have 73 employees at a Dayton-based private investigation and security services business, Extract LLC.
  • American-made PPE: U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, Democrat and Rob Portman, Republican, are urging the COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) to prioritize the procurement of American-made PPE, and to consider comprehensive measures to incentivize the reshoring of additional PPE production back to the United States. “We strongly urge you to give full preference to items made at least in part in the U.S. over those that are wholly made abroad,” the senators wrote in a letter to Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment and head of the JATF. “Made-in-America PPE is absolutely vital to the success of our pandemic response,” the senators said in their letter.
  • GE Job Cuts: GE has had layoffs in Beavercreek consistent with the company’s overall plan to reduce the GE Aviation workforce due to COVID-related impacts, a company spokesman said Wednesday.
  • AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS: Two public awareness campaigns are being launched, aimed at spreading awareness of COVID-19 prevention measures. The 15-second ads, provided by the Ohio Department of Health, will air for three weeks on broadcast, cable, and social media across the state. The PSAs feature Ohio health care professionals.
  • BLACKS, ALZHEIMER’S & COVID-19: The Alzheimer’s Association and The Center for Closing the Health Gap will present a COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall from 4-5 p.m. on June 27, to focus on the impact of the virus on African Americans. The theme of the program is “The Impact of COVID-19 on Alzheimer’s and Dementia.” The hour-long event is free. Studies continue to show that African Americans, as a group, are at higher risk for a variety of health problems, including Alzheimer’s and other dementia. To join the town hall, visit: covid19communityresources.com. The event will be available through Zoom and FBLive@CloseHealthGap.

LATEST STATE DATA: As of Wednesday afternoon, there have been at least 46,759 confirmed or probable cases in the state, 2,755 deaths, and 7,447 hospitalizations, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

Ohio has an estimated population of approximately 11.7 million, census records show.

Of the state’s positive cases, 11% are from Ohio’s prisons. At those prisons, there has been an increase in testing.

There have been 680,687 people tested for coronavirus in Ohio.

In the state, 6,636 cases are health care workers, which is 14 percent of the cases.

Some other things you should know today:

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