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The latest coronavirus updates: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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Posted at 6:29 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 06:36:00-04

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.

9:55 PM
Eaton Corporation has designed a new tool that will help people when touching public surfaces. More here.

8:04 PM
The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) was notified Tuesday of 19 new positive COVID-19 tests in Cleveland residents, bringing the total confirmed cases in the city to 335. More here.

7:52 PM
Ohio citizens groups are demanding the City of Cleveland be more aggressive in its approach in offering reconnection of water and electric service, as the coronavirus pandemic drags on. More here.

7:44 PM
Airports across Ohio are set to receive money from the federal government, intended to keep them operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. More here.

6:16 PM
A relief fund has been made for restaurant workers displaced by COVID-19. More here.

5:47 PM
When Summit County officials announced a program to provide $5,000 grants to small businesses struggling due to the pandemic, they expected a lot of interest. However, they were stunned when 1,035 small businesses applied for the grants. That equates to one out every eight small businesses in the entire county. More here.

5:19 PM
Ohio's legislative 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force is beginning the process of positioning state to reopen. More here.

5:12 PM
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating uncertainty for families of children who are critically ill or recovering from a critical illness. More here.

5:08 PM
Cedar Point announced that 2020 passholders will be able to use their pass in 2021. The amusement park has suspended billing for those participating in their Easy Pay Program until the park reopens. More here.

5:07 PM
Kent State University will hold a virtual commencement next month for its Spring Class of 2020. More here.

4:59 PM
As Ohio's new order takes effect requiring nursing homes to notify residents and their families of COVID-19 cases, some worry there could be unintended consequences to the new rule. More here.

4:14 PM
Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish signed an order on Tuesday for all flags at Cuyahoga County facilities to be flown at half staff in honor of patients who died from COVID-19. More here.

3:52 PM
A EMS order will allow the state to share positive COVID-19 name and address information with dispatchers so that first responders can be properly protected when responding to an emergency. More here.

2:40 PM
Statewide there are now 7,280 cases in Ohio covering every corner of the state, but Ohio and Cuyahoga County both had fewer confirmed cases of COVID-19 than last week. The data shows why health experts are optimistic Ohioans are "flattening the curve" to prevent a surge in COVID-19 cases. Read more here.

1:40 PM
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton are providing an update on coronavirus in Ohio during their daily news conference on Tuesday, April 14. More here.

1:30 PM
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank will hold another food distribution on Thursday, April April 16 from 2 to 5 p.m., rain or shine. More here.

1:20 PM
Discount retailer Gabe's, formerly known as Gabriel Brothers, is staying open despite an order from Summit County Public Health to close immediately as it was determined the business is non-essential. More here.

12:25 PM
These times of quarantine can be particularly lonelier for those in residential care facilities, which is why Kemper House, a residential care facility that specializes in cares for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, wanted to make sure no resident goes without contact with a family member or friend. More here.

12:03 PM
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has filed a price-gouging lawsuit against a Cuyahoga County man that claims he sold N95 masks for hundreds of dollars, around 18 times the actual retail price. More here.

11:40 AM
A team of doctors and researchers from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center transfused the first patient with plasma from a recovered COVID-19 patient as part of a nationwide effort to see if this could be another way to treat someone who is ill from the novel coronavirus. More here.

11:20 AM
Nearly 600 veterans in Northeast Ohio are receiving virtual home care from the VA using VA Video Connect. More here.

11:15 AM
While the number of new cases gradually decreases from the previous day, CCBH medical director Dr. Heidi Gullett wants to tell the community they should not let up on the ongoing efforts to practice social distancing, wear masks while out in public and avoid congregating in large groups. More here.

9:30 AM
Gardening is good for both our mental and physical health. That’s why when the Edgecliff Neighborhood and Beach Club in Euclid asked people to think of a way to keep kids active, but also socially distant, the Ilcin family decided to set out seed packets. More here.

Supporting our immune systems so we're able to fight off illness is more important than ever right now. But, do you know the best foods to help support a healthy immune system? More here.
Supporting our immune systems so we're able to fight off illness is more important than ever right now. But, do you know the best foods to help support a healthy immune system? More here.
Beaten down by the coronavirus outbreak, the world economy in 2020 will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the International Monetary Fund says. More here.
9:05 AM
Beaten down by the coronavirus outbreak, the world economy in 2020 will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the International Monetary Fund says. More here.

8:35 AM
A popular storytelling project in Cleveland that was started last year as a way to spread hope and encouragement to others is needed now more than ever. More here.

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6:32 AM
It's Take Out Tuesday! News 5 has created a map showing the locations of hundreds of restaurants and bars that offer delivery and take-out options. Find the map here.
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6:25 AM
Rutgers University researchers have received U.S. government clearance for the first saliva test to help diagnose COVID-19, a new approach that could help expand testing options and reduce risks of infection for health care workers. More here.
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