Coronavirus in Ohio: 94 confirmed and probable cases in Richland County
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MANSFIELD - As of Thursday, there have been 94 cases of the novel coronavirus in Richland County, an increase in three from Tuesday.
That includes four probable cases, according to Richland Public Health, which indicates those county residents had symptoms or met certain criteria without testing.
The number of people that have been hospitalized, 24, has remained unchanged since April 30.
sg飞艇appIn total, 67 people in Richland County who had been diagnosed with COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, have since recovered.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced a plan Thursday for reopening bars, restaurants, barbershops and hair salons in the state.
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DeWine, with input from Ohio lawmakers, convened several groups of local business owners to advise him on the best practices for reopening restaurants' dine-in locations, hair salons and other personal services.
sg飞艇app"How we open up, how we do it, is so very, very important," DeWine said during the conference.
sg飞艇appThe plan stated:
May 12: retail stores can open
May 15:sg飞艇app salons, barbershops, outside restaurants, bars and patios can open
May 21: restaurants dine-in locations can open
These businesses will be required to follow hygiene and cleaning requirements and be asked to follow social distancing standards.
DeWine said an announcement will come Monday regarding child care centers.
As of Thursday, Ohio reported 22,131 cases, 1,271 deaths and 4,140 people have been hospitalized.
The Cincinnati Enquirer, a sister paper to the News Journal, contributed to this report.