DATA IS UPDATED WEEKDAYS AT 3 PM (EST)
|OHIO COVID-19 OVERVIEW: 05-27-2020|
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|AGE RANGE: <1 to 108 with a median age of 49
|UNITED STATES COVID-19 OVERVIEW: 05-27-2020|
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|GLOBAL COVID-19 OVERVIEW: 05-27-2020|
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- 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 Hair Salons, Nail Parlors and Barbershops can open on May 15 with safety protocols. Bars and Restaurants can open May 15 for outside dining and on May 21 for inside dining with proper distancing (org“Restart-Ohio”). Governor warns that the virus is still out there and all Ohioans need to practice safety protocols.
- May 14: Governor Mike DeWine announces more businesses can begin reopening with safety protocols – May 26: BMVs, gyms/fitness centers, non-contact sports, pool; May 31: Childcare facilities, Day camps. See richlandhealth.org/restart-ohio for more. Governor warns that the virus is still out there and all Ohioans need to practice safety protocols for this reopening to work.