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The latest coronavirus updates: Friday, March 27, 2020

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Posted at 6:23 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 14:13:47-04

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.

10:44 PM
Some local economic experts believe it could take 18 to 24 months for greater Cleveland to make a full tourism recovery from coronavirus related event cancellations. More here.

10:07 PM
Hospital staffing remains critical. Governor Mike DeWine said officials are desperately searching for doctors and nurses to help as emergency rooms and ICU’s are expected to become overwhelmingly crowded due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. More here.

9:38 PM
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, University Hospitals is seeking individuals who can sew masks for healthcare providers. More here.

7:03 PM
A local country singer highlighted the importance of family during the COVID-19 pandemic in a heartwarming gesture Friday afternoon. More here.

6:24 PM
With gas stations deemed an essential business under Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s stay at home order, gas station employees have been put on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why Sheetz has decided to give its employees extra compensation. More here.

6:06 PM
In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, some residential waste collection companies are changing their guidelines for residents. More here.

5:50 PM
President Donald Trump went on a Twitter tirade Friday morning against General Motors to open their “stupidly abandoned Lordstown plant in Ohio,” which, apparently unbeknownst to the president, GM no longer owns. More here.

5:48 PM
The senior year of high school is supposed to be filled with special rights of passage, but the class of 2020 is dealing with confusion, concern and some sadness. More here.

5:42 PM
Health officials have reported that a 55-year-old man died Friday afternoon in Lake County from COVID-19 complications. The man's death marks the county's first coronavirus death. More here.

5:39 PM
As the total number of coronavirus cases continues to climb, Cleveland's water department is attempting to restore water to customers who have been shut off. More here.

5:17 PM
Although deemed essential under Gov. Mike DeWine's stay at home order, local farms are still working to survive. More here.

5:02 PM
One local company, founded to help formerly-incarcerated workers get back in the game, is finding ways to help laid-off workers get back on their feet. More here.

3:54 PM
A new modeling system from the Cleveland Clinic and the Ohio State University shows that the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in Ohio may see around 10,000 new cases each day at its peak—and that peak may not reach Ohio until mid-May, according to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. More here.

3:36 PM
We’re in this unprecedented time together, and Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is the latest player to give to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic through food. More here.

3:32 PM

3:08 PM
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said the following local companies are hiring: Amazon, Discount Drug Mart, Giant Eagle, GOJO, Kroger, Marc's and Meijer.

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2:46 PM
Ohio Health Director Dr Amy Acton now says at peak, we could be seeing 10,000 cases of coronavirus per day.

"There is no health care system in the world that could take on this virus as it was built," Dr. Acton said.

2:44 PM
Current age range of COVID-19 cases in Ohio.

2:43 PM
"It’s important to say that we are very much in the heavy part of the storm and going into the eye of the storm,"— Dr. Amy Acton said during the COVID-19 briefing.

2:41 PM
Gov DeWine says the latest modeling from Cleveland Clinic shows that Ohio is going to get slammed with coronavirus cases in about two weeks, with a peak likely in mid May.

2:40 PM
The state has been divided into 8 regions. Gov. DeWine wants each region to put a collective plan on his desk by 8 a.m. Saturday. A final draft by noon on Monday.

2:37 PM

2:01 PM
In a daily update on coronavirus cases, the Ohio Department of Health confirms there are now 1137 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, an increase of 270 over the previous day, and 19 deaths, four more than Thursday. More here.

1:43 PM
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will give a briefing on COVID-19 at 2 p.m. Watch it live here.

1:40 PM
The U.S. House has voted to pass the $2.2 trillion relief bill that’s aimed at helping American households, businesses and healthcare systems amid the coronavirus pandemic. More here.
12:29 PM
As Ohio continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to sign legislation Friday that would enact major changes for Ohio students and schools. More here.
As Ohio continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Mike DeWine is expected to sign legislation Friday that would enact major changes for Ohio students and schools. More here.
For the first time since the county began reporting positive COVID-19 cases, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health has released a map of cases by zip code. More here.
12:04 PM
11:30 AM
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a stimulus check scam that has popped up in Northeast Ohio amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.
11:30 AM
10:00 AM
This is why social distancing is important and how it helps flatten the curve.
10:00 AM
This is why social distancing is important and how it helps flatten the curve.

9:40 AM
Cuyahoga County releases map showing coronavirus cases by zip code.
9:40 AM
Cuyahoga County releases map showing coronavirus cases by zip code.

9:30 AM
During this stay-at-home order, we asked News 5 viewers what television shows they were binging. Here is what they suggested. More here.
9:30 AM
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8:35 AM
Pro Football Hall of Fame employees and volunteers from Flags for Freedom spent Thursday morning placing 500 American flags around the museum—their goal to bring America together during the coronavirus crisis. More here.
8:35 AM
Pro Football Hall of Fame employees and volunteers from Flags for Freedom spent Thursday morning placing 500 American flags around the museum—their goal to bring America together during the coronavirus crisis. More here.

8:10 AM
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health will give a briefing on COVID-19 Friday morning at 8:45 a.m. Watch it live here.
8:10 AM
7:40 AM
A woman raised in Akron, who has worked in New York City for years, is now back in our area for a very important reason. Read why she escaped the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis. More here.
7:40 AM
7:30 AM
The prime minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has tested positive for the new coronavirus. More here.
7:30 AM
7:05 AM
Amid the coronavirus pandemic and the stay-at-home orders that followed, people all across Northeast Ohio are flocking to area parks and trails in search of sunshine and a much-needed escape. More here.
7:05 AM
6:43 AM
The Trump administration is sticking with its crowd-friendly waiver of entrance fees at national parks during the coronavirus pandemic, as managers at some parks try and fail to keep visitors a safe distance apart and communities appeal for a shutdown at other parks that are still open. More here.
6:43 AM
6:25 AM
How a Summit County church is spreading messages of hope, prayer across the country during pandemic. More here.
6:20 AM
6:20 AM
The Georgia Aquarium might be closed to the general public amid the COVID-19 outbreak, but these puppies from the Atlanta Humane Society got the royal treatment.
6:20 AM
The Georgia Aquarium might be closed to the general public amid the COVID-19 outbreak, but these puppies from the Atlanta Humane Society got the royal treatment.

The Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities said this be can particularly tough for people with a disability—no matter their ability level. How the board is continuing to help families during the COVID-19 crisis. More here.
The Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities said this be can particularly tough for people with a disability—no matter their ability level. How the board is continuing to help families during the COVID-19 crisis. More here.

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Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Ohio, a timeline of Governor Mike DeWine's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Northeast Ohio, and link to more information from the Ohio Department of Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the CDC and the WHO.
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Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Ohio, a timeline of Governor Mike DeWine's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Northeast Ohio, and link to more information from the Ohio Department of Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the CDC and the WHO.
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