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State health officials Thursday reported over eleven-hundred new cases of COVID-19, bringing thestate's total to 61-thousand-331. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the state education department Thursday outlined the five steps public schools need to take in order to hold in-person classes. 

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A new Quinnipiac University poll of registered Ohio voters shows a statistical tie between President Trump and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. 

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As the number of new coronavirus cases surges each day in many parts of the country, some states are hitting pause on their plans to reopen.

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Governor Mike DeWine says the state as a whole has seen a steady decrease in cases of COVID-19.

An NPR survey of state health departments shows that the national coronavirus contact tracing workforce has tripled in the past six weeks, from 11,142 workers to 37,110. Yet given their current case counts, only seven states and the District of Columbia are staffed to the level that public health researchers say is needed to contain outbreaks.

Across the country, states are loosening the restrictions that had been put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 — with varying results.

Ohio Department of Health

Interim Ohio Department of Health Director Lance Himes has signed an order allowing county fairs and animal exhibitions to re-open from COVID-19 closures with strict safety standards in place. 

Just weeks after parts of the U.S. began reopening, coronavirus infections are on the upswing in several states, including Arizona, Utah, Texas and Florida. Dramatic increases in daily case counts have given rise to some unsettling questions: Is the U.S. at the start of a second wave? Have states reopened too soon? And have the recent widespread demonstrations against racial injustice inadvertently added fuel to the fire?

The U.S. has reached another dire landmark in its fight against COVID-19, surpassing 2 million confirmed cases on Wednesday. New coronavirus infections are rising in at least 20 states, even as restrictions on daily life continue to ease across the country.

As of Thursday morning, more than 112,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. — the most fatalities reported by any nation, according to a tracker from Johns Hopkins University. And most experts believe those numbers underestimate the true toll.

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says casinos, amusement parks and racetracks will be allowed to reopen June 19.  

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Ohio restaurants began carefully reopening outdoor patios Friday, the next step toward resuming normal business operations under Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s state reopening plan. 

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Child care facilities may reopen under strict new rules on May 31, a move that's considered essential for many workers to return to their jobs.

Gyms Sue ODH To Reopen

May 12, 2020

Thirty five independent gyms across the state have joined together in filing a lawsuit against the Ohio Health Department asking for the reopening of fitness centers.