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Interactive COVID-19 timeline: Ohio's health orders, big events and COVID-19 cases, visualized

Posted: 3:57 PM, Sep 21, 2020
Updated: 2020-09-22 09:46:40-04
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CLEVELAND — As the number of coronavirus-related deaths passes 200,000 in the United States, and total cases in Ohio pass 145,000, we took a look back at some of the key dates and events since the pandemic began, plotting them against the rise and fall of COVID-19 cases in the state.

From the first report of three COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County on March 9 to the latest cases reported in Ohio earlier this month, the chart below shows the number of new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in Ohio each day. Also on the chart are points in time for various key events related to COVID-19 in Ohio, including the issuance of various orders and mandates by the Ohio Department of Health and Gov. Mike DeWine, as well as major holidays, large-scale events and other significant stories.

This interactive timeline can help give context about how effective safety measures may have been and how major holiday gatherings may have set the state back. As always, it is up to our viewers to decide how to interpret the data we’ve provided.

View the timeline above in full-screen here.

A note about the data we used for this timeline: We are using the daily new COVID-19 cases as reported by the Ohio Department of Health each day since March 9. The case totals and dates will differ from the dates on the state’s Coronavirus Dashboard, as this chart uses the illness onset date, and not the date the case was reported.