Gov. Mike DeWine talks about recent coronavirus developments across Ohio

Mike DeWine
Posted at 1:42 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 16:41:23-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Director of Public Health Amy Acton gave an update on coronavirus cases across Ohio during a news conference Saturday afternoon.

There are now 247 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of health.

The age ranges of the cases are between 1 and 91-years-old with a median age of 51 years. 108 of the patients are females and 139 patients are males. Fifty-eight of those patients required hospitalization.

As of Saturday, three people have died from the virus.

DeWine also ordered the closing of adult day services in Ohio. The adult day services provide work training, social and recreational opportunities and skill building for those with developmental disabilities.

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced that employers can now defer Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation payments to June 1. Husted said that by doing so, it will leave $200 million in the economy.

Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services Director Lori Criss reminded Ohioans Saturday that behavioral healthcare is open and available for Ohioans in need.Read more here.

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