Ohio coronavirus cases remain steady as state gears up to reopen

Posted at 3:06 PM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 20:53:52-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Coronavirus cases in Ohio remained steady on Sunday.

The state reported 579 new cases, which is 14 fewer new daily cases than reported on Saturday.

Here is a look at the new cases reported each of the 54 days since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Ohio.

The state reported 1,038 deaths from COVID-19 and 3,769 hospitalizations.

Lucas and Cuyahoga counties have reported the most deaths across the state from the virus.

Franklin County saw the largest increase in new reported cases with 216.

On Sunday, the Cleveland Department of Public Health reported nine new positive COVID-19 test results in the city, bringing the total to 770. There have been 34 total fatalities in Cleveland.

On Monday, general offices and manufacturing, distribution and construction companies will be allowed to reopen and on May 12, all retail, service and consumer businesses will be allowed to reopen.

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