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The latest coronavirus updates: Monday, April 6, 2020

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Posted at 6:18 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 22:05:52-04

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.

10:04 PM
Court decisions in two U.S. states Monday allowed abortions to continue after the procedure was caught in the crosshairs of governors' orders suspending non-essential elective surgeries due to the new coronavirus. More here.

8:55 PM
Some grocery stores have placed limits on how many of an item customers can buy, and dairy farmers say the practice is having a negative effect on them. More here.

7:23 PM
The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) was notified Monday of 13 new positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland residents, bringing the total confirmed cases in the city to 216. More here.

7:04 PM
Cleveland State University is stepping up to help those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.

6:05 PM
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is temporarily suspending the sale of non-resident hunting and fishing licenses due to COVID-19 concerns. More here.

5:48 PM
In an attempt to more thoroughly track the spread of COVID-10 in Ohio, Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton said she is proposing a plan to randomly sample a small number of the general population. More here.

5:28 PM
Southwest General Hospital's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Fred Plecha, said their supply of medical gowns, masks, and gloves are good right now, but he worries that could rapidly change once the surge hits. More here.

5:18 PM
It's been nearly two weeks since the massive $2.2 trillion CARES Act was signed into law. One of the key provisions in it was expanded unemployment insurance that looked to put an extra $600 a week into the hands of the unemployed for up to four months. More here.

4:51 PM
When caring for pets during COVID-19 crisis, experts say do not panic. More here.

4:33 PM
Even as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in Cuyahoga County, health officials said Monday they're cautiously optimistic a surge in cases here may be manageable. More here.

4:19 PM
Four individuals at the Western Reserve Masonic Community assisted living facility in Medina have tested positive for COVID-19. More here.

4:15 PM
Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton broke down some of the COVID-19 data the state has received during Monday’s press conference and new information shows that a small number of Ohioans hospitalized with the virus are now in the recovery stages. More here.

4:09 PM
Residents in Green are making masks to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.

4:02 PM
Southwest General Hospital Dr. Fred Plecha demonstrates how to properly put on a mask. More here.

Southwest General Hospital doctor demonstrates how to properly put on a mask

3:39 PM
During his daily press conference on Monday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced the state will be sending in members of the National Guard to the Elkton Federal Correctional Institution in Lisbon, Ohio. More here.

3:32 PM
Giant Eagle will be enforcing the number of guests allowed in their stored at one time due to COVID-19 concerns. More here.

3:29 PM
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened. More here.

2:24 PM
The state of Ohio is sending 26 unarmed members of the National Guard who work in the medical field to augment the prison staff at the Elkton federal correctional facility.

2:20 PM
Governor Mike DeWine announces alternative COVID-19 response sites:
- SeaGate Centre in Toledo
- CWRU Health Education Campus in Cleveland
- Greater Columbus Convention Center
- Covelli Centre in Youngstown
- Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati

More here.

2:05 PM
There are now 142 deaths across the state, an increase of 23 over the previous day, the largest increase in deaths to date. More here.

In an interview with ESPN Cleveland, the governor said that for sports such as baseball, which saw its season halted just before it began due to coronavirus concerns, the pandemic has to be controlled not just in Ohio, but across the country. Morehere.
In an interview with ESPN Cleveland, the governor said that for sports such as baseball, which saw its season halted just before it began due to coronavirus concerns, the pandemic has to be controlled not just in Ohio, but across the country. Morehere.

Nearly two dozen people at the Cuyahoga County Jail have been quarantined or isolated after multiple inmates tested positive for COVID-19. More here.
Nearly two dozen people at the Cuyahoga County Jail have been quarantined or isolated after multiple inmates tested positive for COVID-19. More here.
12:46 PM
With school out until May 1 due to the coronavirus, many students, especially seniors, may feel like they are missing out on creating memories and celebrating their last time as high school students. Avon Lake High School is hoping to help seniors celebrate their accomplishments by decorating their front doors. More here.
With school out until May 1 due to the coronavirus, many students, especially seniors, may feel like they are missing out on creating memories and celebrating their last time as high school students. Avon Lake High School is hoping to help seniors celebrate their accomplishments by decorating their front doors. More here.
Dairy farmers in New York, Georgia and other states forced to dump thousands of gallons of milk as the coronavirus pandemic has closed restaurants and schools, diminishing the need for wholesale dairy.
12:40 PM
Dairy farmers in New York, Georgia and other states forced to dump thousands of gallons of milk as the coronavirus pandemic has closed restaurants and schools, diminishing the need for wholesale dairy.

12:36 PM
One man was cited and another was arrested after separately violating Gov. Mike DeWine’s stay at home order on Saturday, according to the Elyria Police Department. More here.
12:36 PM
11:49 AM
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame may be closed to visitors, but doesn't have to stop you from enjoying everything this local gem has to offer. The museum is now offering virtual tours and lessons for the public called Rock Hall EDU. More here.
11:49 AM
11:37 AM
Gov. Mike DeWine announced that Battelle, the Columbus-based company specializing in sterilizing respirator masks for healthcare workers, is partnering with Jobs Ohio to provide hospitals with free mask sanitizing for two weeks. Battelle Memorial Institute is also partnering with Ohio State University to roll out rapid results testing for COVID-19, which can turn around results in as little as five hours. More here.
11:37 AM
11:29 AM
After receiving more than 500 complaints regarding local businesses failing to comply with Gov. Mike DeWine’s stay at home order to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Lake County General Health District will take action. More here.
11:29 AM
11:07 AM
An inmate at the Elkton federal correctional facility in Lisbon, Ohio died from COVID-19 complications on Thursday, April 2, according to the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons. More here.
11:07 AM
11:00 AM
Since the coronavirus outbreak has forced many nonprofits to scale back from their community outreach efforts, local businesses are stepping up to fill the void, including EDWINS Restaurant and Leadership Institute donating time and meals to Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center. More here.
11:00 AM
10:59 AM
Cuyahoga County Board of Health Medical Director Dr. Heidi Gullett stressed during Monday’s briefing that wearing a mask while out in public does not replace the importance and need to practice social distancing. More here.
10:59 AM
10:03 AM
A 1-week-old has tested positive for COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County, according the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. More here.
10:03 AM
8:47 AM
A nurse in Michigan recorded a video to show just how quickly germs can spread during a simple trip to the grocery store — even when wearing gloves. More here.
8:47 AM
8:00 AM
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health will give its Monday briefing on COVID-19 at 8:45 a.m. Watch it here.
8:00 AM
7:40 AM
The Cleveland Hostel remains open despite having no guests because of mass cancellations following the start of the coronavirus pandemic. More here.
7:40 AM
The Cleveland Hostel remains open despite having no guests because of mass cancellations following the start of the coronavirus pandemic. More here.

7:30 AM
The Edna House for Women, a sober living home on Cleveland's west side, has deployed technology and camaraderie to keep its 28 women on the road to recovery during the COVID-19 crisis. More here.
7:30 AM
7:00 AM
Faith in humanity is restored for a family in Parma.The community there came together while facing its own health crisis to help a little boy get back behind the wheel of his prized possession. More here.
7:00 AM
Faith in humanity is restored for a family in Parma.The community there came together while facing its own health crisis to help a little boy get back behind the wheel of his prized possession. More here.

6:43 AM
ICYMI: With first reported human-to-animal COVID-19 transmission in U.S., here’s what you need to know if you have pets. More here.
6:43 AM
6:40 AM
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday that the state will return more than 400 ventilators of the 500 it has received from the federal government so they can go to New York and other states hit harder by the coronavirus. More here.
6:40 AM
6:15 AM
Ohio's stay at home order has been extended until May 1. More here.
6:15 AM
In an effort to keep the sense of community and ongoing support for service industry workers in Northeast Ohio going, Terrestrial Brewing Company, 7524 Father Frascati Drive, is hosting a “Family Meal” for food service workers. More here.
In an effort to keep the sense of community and ongoing support for service industry workers in Northeast Ohio going, Terrestrial Brewing Company, 7524 Father Frascati Drive, is hosting a “Family Meal” for food service workers. More here.

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