Written By: Ishton W. Morton – April 3rd, 2020
Reportedly the COVID-19 outbreak is continuing to change the everyday lives for millions of Americans.
Accordingly, Kentucky has reported it 4th COVID-19 death as state’s confirmed cases rises to 124 Ohio reports 442 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths; Also, officials confirmed there will be a hospital surge as coronavirus cases has risen to 351 prompting Ohio Governor DeWine to issue a stay-at-home order.
LATEST CASE NUMBERS FOR: Ohio: 2,199, 55 deaths, Kentucky: 591, 18 deaths, and Indiana: 2,159, 49 deaths, 15. Days to Slow the Spread: CLICK HERE to read the CDC Guidelines on Coronavirus
Subsequently, leaders across the county and in the Tri-State area, are implementing innovative measures to bring an end to its spreading by shutting down schools, colleges, universities and restaurants and canceling events.
At this juncture, you can find the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, as it relates to Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana as well as resources to prepared and keep your family safe.
CORONAVIRUS IN OHIO
As reported, Ohio’s stay-at-home order is scheduled to expire at 11:59 P.M. on April 6th, 2020. However, on Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine indicated that the order will more than likely be extended.
DeWine added this week is a crucial time for the state. Thusly, calling now the calm before the storm. He firmly believes lives will be saved or lost predicated on the actions of Ohioans right now, as well as the preparedness of state officials.
Subsequently, Governor Mike DeWine referenced accordingly.
- In his daily update Tuesday afternoon, the governor said nearly 2,200 cases are confirmed across Ohio.
- There are 55 deaths and nearly 600 people hospitalized.
- That doesn’t reflect all cases in the state, because the state limits testing to those who are hospitalized and to health care workers.
- A surge is coming, DeWine assured, adding that at its peak (projected in mid-April or early May), the state could have between 4,000 and 10,000 new cases per day.
CORONAVIRUS IN KENTUCKY
Meanwhile as of Tuesday, March, 31st, 2020 according to Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear the impact from Kentucky’s coronavirus pandemic has worsened with an approximate 114 new cases and seven more virus-related deaths.
It continued to be the highest number of cases and deaths reported in a single day in the Bluegrass State.
The governor braced the state for the potential for even worse days to come from the pandemic.
During his daily briefing Beshear added; “Now we knew this was coming. And we know there are going to be days where we have more than 114 new cases.”
Nonetheless, initially Beshear said the state’s death toll from the virus had risen by six, but midway through his news conference he announced an additional death.
Beshear listed 28 counties that had reported cases Tuesday, a sign the virus has reached Kentucky’s less populated counties.
Ironically, Kentucky’s total coronavirus cases approached 600 and its death toll from the virus reached 18.
However, continued to say, “Two dozen of those counties had just one or two cases, and some were reporting their first case.”
Beshear continued to preach the importance of adhering to social-distancing guidelines and other safeguards to slow the virus’s spread.
CORONAVIRUS IN INDIANA
Accordingly, on Tuesday March, 31st, 2020, state health officials said; “Fourteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, increasing the state’s virus death toll to 49 as its confirmed cases surged past 2,000.
This confirmed Indiana’s number of cases of COVID-19 the disease caused by the virus. State Department of Health said, it grew from 374, to 2,159, following corrections to the previous day’s total, the Indiana. Approximately a week ago the state had 365 confirmed cases and 12 reported deaths from COVID-19.
Reportedly, five of the state’s 14 new deaths involved Indianapolis residents and four others were from Lake County. There was one death each reported from Elkhart, Decatur, Hancock, Ripley and Warren counties.
Moreover, Tuesday’s update on the pandemic in Indiana followed Monday’s announcement by state officials that Indiana hospitals have increased the state’s intensive care unit capacity by about one-third in the past few weeks in preparation for an expected surge in coronavirus-related illnesses.