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The latest coronavirus updates: Friday, April 3, 2020

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Posted at 6:34 AM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 08:00:39-04

CLEVELAND — All of the updates on the coronavirus and the incredible impact it's having on our lives can be hard to keep up with. To help you keep up, we'll post this daily blog on our homepage. You can find all of our stories, and a map of Ohio cases, on our coronavirus page.

5:47 PM
When Summit County Public Health put out a request for additional people with medical backgrounds to volunteer for the COVID-19 response, Gillian Solem didn't hesitate. The 69-year-old retired registered nurse from Hudson said nursing was her calling and the pandemic was calling her to step up. More here.

5:11 PM
President Donald Trump met with executives from the oil industry on Friday as oil prices have dropped significantly in recent months worldwide. More here.

5:03 PM
Many people across the state rely on restaurants and carryout for meals to feed their families. As an extra precaution, health officials said customers should wipe down the outside of food containers when ordering. More here.

4:12 PM
As COVID-19 test results increase across the state of Ohio, so do the ways to analyze and categorize the data. While a zip code is important to track where the virus is present, it can also lead to misleading conclusions and hurt patient anonymity, according to Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton. More here.

3:32 PM
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is requesting the early release of 38 non-violent offenders from the state’s prisons, including 23 women who are pregnant or have a child in prison, as part of a plan to make Ohio’s prisons safer from the coronavirus spread. Morehere.

2:42 PM
Almost 20% of all coronavirus cases in the state are health care workers, according to Dr. Amy Acton.

2:05 PM
In a daily update on coronavirus cases, the Ohio Department of Health confirms Friday that there are now 3,312 cases of COVID-19 in the state. That's a jump of 410 from yesterday, showing that the number of new cases each day continues to accelerate. More here.

1:49 PM
Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton will hold a news conference Friday afternoon to update residents on the state's efforts to combat coronavirus. You can watch it here at 2 p.m.

1:45 PM
A 12-year-old Toledo girl recreated her family’s daily ritual of watching Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s daily news conferences on coronavirus with Legos in stunning detail, right down to the sign language interpreter and bottles of hand sanitizer. Check out this awesome display here.

1:44 PM
Hocking Hills State Park in Southeast Ohio will close Friday night at sunset until further notice, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. More here.

1:14 PM
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Craft Beer Fest has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium from 5 to 9 p.m. More here.

12:47 PM
The Mexican brewing company Grupo Modelo announced it would stop its production of Corona beer and its other brands after a government order declared its business production non-essential. More here.

12:30 PM
WATCH: Celebratory scenes as a 93-year-old patient is discharged from hospital after beating coronavirus.

12:21 PM
To help keep senior citizens at home during the stay at home order, particularly away from crowded grocery stores, the Lake County Board of Commissioners and United Way of Lake County teamed up to offer a home delivery grocery service. More here.

11:58 AM
Hospital systems across Northern Ohio are increasing bed capacity to handle the surge of COVID-19 cases that is expected to surge in Ohio in the coming weeks. More here.

11:21 AM
As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Cuyahoga County, the board of health released an updated map that reflects the number of positive cases by zip code. More here.

11:21 AM
As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Cuyahoga County, the board of health released an updated map that reflects the number of positive cases by zip code. More here.

9:30 AM
Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish has confirmed that six county jail inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, with two more under suspicion for having the virus. More here.

9:02 AM
Some Northeast Ohio restaurants are struggling to hang on during the pandemic. According to the Ohio Restaurant Association, the industry lost $700 million in the month of March. More here.

8:10 AM
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health will give its Friday update at 8:45 a.m. on the county's response to COVID-19. Watch it live here.

8:00 AM
A Cleveland nonprofit called Cleveland Angels is putting out an urgent call for donations to help newborns in foster care. More here.

7:15 AM
ICYMI: Gov. Mike DeWine extends stay-at-home order to May 1, creates stricter guidelines. More here.

Gov. Mike DeWine extends stay-at-home order to May 1, creates stricter guidelines

6:57 AM
When it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, the homeless living on the city's fringes are especially at risk. With determination and ingenuity, however, a local nonprofit advocacy group is ensuring the city's homeless population isn't forgotten. More here.

6:57 AM
When it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, the homeless living on the city's fringes are especially at risk. With determination and ingenuity, however, a local nonprofit advocacy group is ensuring the city's homeless population isn't forgotten. More here.

6:45 AM
An automotive company is now working to keep them safe while on the job. Ziebart is offering a free antibacterial wipe down of all patrol and fleet cars. More here.

Ziebart offers free antibacterial cleaning for first responder vehicles

6:30 AM
As if the coronavirus wasn’t bad enough, now people are dealing with a new round of scams thanks to the outbreak. One local man was taken for thousands, and criminals are pouncing on the pandemic. More here.

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