Coronavirus: Ohio passes 60,000 total cases reported during pandemic

There have been more than 60,000 total cases of coronavirus reported in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

The state saw an increase of 1,277 new cases from Tuesday. On average, there are 846 new cases reported each day.

>> Coronavirus mask order issued for Butler, Montgomery counties

So far, there have been 60,181 total cases and 56,384 confirmed coronavirus cases during the pandemic.

There have been 2,991 total deaths and 2,737 confirmed deaths.

Hospitalizations increased to 8,489 with 106 new admissions reported Wednesday. ICU admissions increased by 26 for a total of 2,127.

A mask order will go into effect tonight at 6 p.m. in Montgomery, Butler, Hamilton, Franklin, Cuyahoga, Trumbull and Huron counties following a public health order announced by Gov. Mike DeWine Tuesday.

Masks will be required for anyone inside a location that is not a residence and outside but unable to social distance while in those seven counties.

The masks are also required while waiting for or riding public transportation, a ride share vehicle, taxi or private car service.

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Children under the age of 10 are not required to wear masks. People are also excluded from the order if wearing a mask if their physician advises against it, if wearing a mask goes against federal regulations, while communicating with someone who is hearing impaired and while alone in a personal office space.


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