(WKBN) – As of Sunday, a total of 19,914 cases have been reported in the state, leading to 3,769 hospitalizations and 1,038 deaths.
That is an increase of 579 cases and 17 new deaths since Saturday.
In Trumbull County, the state reported 324 cases and 31 deaths. In Mahoning County the state reported 883 cases and 82 deaths, In Columbiana County, there were 274 cases and 24 deaths reported by the state.
More information on cases and demographics can be found on the Ohio Department of Health’s website.
“The name is important — Stay Safe Ohio. Not a stay-at-home order,” DeWine said during Friday’s press conference. “We’ve reached a new stage and I think that’s good news for everybody.”
Gov. DeWine added Ohioans should not read anything into the date given of May 29 and the order itself will be superseded as the state issues new reopening orders through the month. He added that this doesn’t mean that the virus is gone, and people should still practice social distancing.
Timeline for phase one of reopening Ohio:
- May 1 – Health care procedures that do not require an overnight hospital stay in Ohio can move forward.
- May 4 – Manufacturing, distribution and construction will be opened up.
- May 4 – General offices will be able to reopen. Companies are asked to have employees work from home if possible.
- May 12 – Retail businesses, with employees and customers wearing masks.
- Businesses like salons, gyms and restaurants will have to wait to see how the first reopenings go.
Despite the May 1 date of a gradual economic reopening, K-12 school buildings in Ohio will stay closed for the remainder of the academic year, and graduations are to be held as virtual commencement ceremonies.