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RICHLAND COUNTY COVID-19 OVERVIEW: 08-07-2020
CONFIRMED CASES* PROBABLE CASES* TOTAL
572 24 596
HOSPITALIZATIONS ICU Admissions DEATHS
75 25 11
Individuals on the cumulative list that have recovered: 481

AGE RANGE: 6 months to 97 years with the median age of 43.

*CONFIRMED CASES:

Person tested positive for 2019 Novel Coronavirus RNA. These individuals can be symptomatic or asymptomatic.

*PROBABLE CASES:

There are two ways a person could be counted as a “Probable” case.

  1. Individual is symptomatic and linked to a confirmed case. These individuals are not tested.
  2. Individual tested positive using an antigen or antibody test (ex. blood test) AND is symptomatic or is linked to a confirmed case.

 

OHIO COVID-19 OVERVIEW: 08-07-2020
CONFIRMED CASES* PROBABLE CASES* TOTAL
93,402 5,273 98,675
HOSPITALIZATIONS ICU Admissions DEATHS
11,447 2,627 3,652
Individuals confirmed who are presumed to have recovered: 75,975

AGE RANGE: <1 to 109 with a median age of 42.

*See explanation above.

 

UNITED STATES COVID-19 OVERVIEW: 08-07-2020
CONFIRMED CASES DEATHS CLOSED CASES
4,888,070 160,157 1,758,781

 

GLOBAL COVID-19 OVERVIEW: 08-07-2020
CONFIRMED CASES DEATHS CLOSED CASES
19,141,627 715,802 12,313,714

 

TIMELINE

  • December 31, 2019: the World Health Organization was alerted to several cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City (population of 11 million), Hubei Province of China. The virus did not match any other known virus.
  • January 7, 2020: Chinese authorities confirmed that they had identified a new virus. The new virus is a coronavirus, which is a family of viruses that include the common cold, and viruses such as SARS and MERS. This new virus is named “2019-nCoV.”
  • January 21, 2020: First case in the United States is reported in Washington state.
  • January 24, 2020: Chinese authorities quarantine five cities in the Hubei Province which has a population of 58.5 million.
  • January 27, 2020: The number of cases of coronavirus exceeds those from the SARS outbreak in 2002-03.
  • January 29, 2020: First person to person case reported in the US (Chicago)
  • January 30, 2020: WHO declares coronavirus a “public health emergency of international concern.”
  • January 31, 2020: The U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 4 Travel Advisory for China: do not travel to China due to 2019-nCoV.
  • February 9, 2020: Coronavirus deaths surpass that of 2003 SARS virus (officially there were 774 deaths from SARS, although the number may have been higher).
  • February 11, 2020: The 195 Americans who were first evacuated from Wuhan last month were released from their 14-day quarantine on March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California. None of the evacuees tested positive for the new coronavirus.
  • February 11, 2020: The new coronavirus disease has received an official name from the World Health Organization: “COVID-19.”
  • February 18: Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan reports 542 cases of coronavirus among its 3,700 passengers and crew.
  • February 23, 2020: The WHO reports that cases in China appeared to have peaked. However, the sudden increase of cases outside of China is “deeply concerning.” Outbreaks of COVID-19 include South Korea, Italy, Japan, and Iran.
  • February 26, 2020: At the White House press conference, the CDC reports that the spread of COVID-19 is inevitable.
  • February 29, 2020: Washington State reports first COVID-19 death in the U.S.
  • March 1, 2020: WHO Risk Assessment is “Very High” on the Global Level
  • March 5, 2020: Global cases top 100,000, but nearly 56,000 have recovered.
  • March 9, 2020: Three (3) positive cases are first in Ohio; Governor DeWine declares State of Emergency.
  • March 11, 2020: World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a Pandemic. Defined as a global outbreak of a serious new illness seeing sustained transmission throughout the world.
  • March 13: President Trump declared a national emergency over the new coronavirus
  • March 15, 2020: The CDC recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the U.S.
  • March 17: New guidance is for canceling any gatherings of more than 10 people
  • March 19: Richland County has its first confirmed case of coronavirus.
  • March 20: Ohio has its first death due to coronavirus.
  • March 22: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issues a “Shelter at Home” order.
  • March 27: House passes $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill for workers, businesses
  • April 2: Confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide exceed one million cases.
  • April 8: Richland County has its first death from COVID-19
  • April 10: Deaths from COVID-19 worldwide exceed 100,000.
  • April 11: U.S. takes the world lead in COVID-19 cases and deaths.
  • April 27: Governor Mike DeWine announces plans for gradual reopening of business in Ohio, starting May 1. Requires five protocols for all businesses and cooperation from clients. Governor emphasizes that “Shelter-in-place” still remains in play.
  • May 7: Governor Mike DeWine announces many businesses can reopen (Restart-Ohio”).
  • May 14 through June 14: DeWine continues to announce more business reopening dates with safety protocols in place in order for re-openings to work.
  • May 30: The U.S. eclipses 100,000 COVID-19 deaths.
  • June 21: The World Health Organization reported the largest single-day increase in new COVID-19 cases Sunday: over 183,000. Brazil and the U.S. showed the biggest jumps – at 54,771 and 36,617 cases, respectively. More than two-thirds of new deaths were also reported in the Americas.
  • July 1: The U.S. reported 50,000 cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, a new daily record, according to John Hopkins.
  • July 2: Governor DeWine announces color coding of counties by COVID-19 spread risk. Guidance for schools opening posted on ODH and ODE websites.
  • July 16: Richland County goes to Level 3 (Red) in the Ohio Public Health Alert System.
  • July 22: Governor DeWine makes face coverings mandatory for the whole state.
  • July 30: Richland County goes to Level 1 (Yellow) in the Ohio Public Health Alert System
  • August 6: Richland County goes to Level 2 (Orange) in the Ohio Public Health Alert System.

RICHLAND COUNTY PRECAUTIONS WHILE UNDER LEVEL 2

Residents should follow the recommended guidelines for Risk Level 2 to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a face covering (cloth mask) when out in the public, especially when social distancing is difficult to maintain.
  • Conduct a daily health/symptom self-evaluation and stay at home if symptomatic.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from non-household members.
  • Increase caution when interacting with others not practicing social distancing or wearing face covers
  • Avoid traveling to high risk areas.
  • Follow good hygiene standards, including:
    • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • Use hand sanitizer frequently.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Cover coughs or sneezes (e.g., into a tissue, or elbow)
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is considered high-risk.
  • High-risk individuals should take extra care to follow precautions.
  • Decrease in-person interactions outside household.
  • Seek medical care as needed, but limit or avoid unnecessary visits to hospitals, nursing homes, and residential care facilities to see others as much as possible.

 

DATA SOURCES:

Ohio Department of Health

John Hopkins

World-O-Meter

 

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