Ohio coronavirus updates: 33,073 confirmed cases in the state, 1,944 deaths

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A look at coronavirus-related developments in Ohio:


Confirmed cases as of May 31
Reported by Ohio Department of Health

  • 33,073 confirmed cases
  • 1,944 deaths
  • 6,007 hospitalizations


ODH is also reporting 2,440 probable cases and 211 additional deaths under an expanded case definition of COVID-19 from the CDC.

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UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS

365体育外围投注The state says about 1.3 million Ohioans have filed unemployment claims in the past 10 weeks as Ohio’s stay-at-home order depressed the economy and led to widespread layoffs.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says about 42,000 people filed claims for the week ending May 23. That's down from about 46,000 claims filed the previous week.

Job and Family Services says the 1,257,838 people who filed since the pandemic began is more than the total of the past three years.

The state says it has now distributed more than $3.1 billion to more than 644,000 unemployment claimants.

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TESTING

Eligible Ohioans can now get tested for COVID-19 at participating Ohio pharmacies, after rules for ordering and administrating the tests were clarified by the state Board of Pharmacy.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he is also broadening availability of the tests to include anyone experiencing symptoms.

A map of virus testing centers has been posted to the state's coronavirus website.

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NURSING HOMES

365体育外围投注Outdoor visits will be allowed at assisted living facilities as well as facilities for people with developmental disabilities, beginning June 8. Social distancing and other safety restrictions will apply.

DeWine said the limited visitation will be watched closely as his administration considers when to reopen nursing homes to visitors. He said officials are balancing safety against damage done by prolonged periods without seeing family.

The latest data showed outbreaks in nursing homes are continuing to pop up in some counties while the deaths have leveled off in others.

Ottawa County reported a week ago just one death since the pandemic began and this week added nine more. Monroe County also had a recent rise in deaths, bringing its total to 12.

The number of nursing home deaths in Franklin County has tripled during the past three weeks, rising to 150 — the most in the state.

Overall, nursing home deaths continue to account for seven of every 10 confirmed or probable COVID deaths in Ohio. Since the pandemic began, 1,442 residents of long-term care facilities have died, according to Health Department data released Wednesday. That's compared to 2,044 total deaths.

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PRISONS

365体育外围投注Ohio has spent about $500,000 on overnight hotel stays for prison employees and National Guard members who work in facilities with high numbers of infections, records show. The individuals were given the option of staying in a hotel rather than going home, under a Department of Rehabilitation and Correction initiative begun last month.

365体育外围投注The prisons agency spent $183,321 on overnight stays for prison employees and $317,338 for National Guard members, according to data obtained by The Associated Press through an open records request.

The program covered people working at the Franklin Medical Center, the Correctional Reception Center in central Ohio, and Belmont, Lorain, Marion and Pickaway correctional institutions. Meals and mileage aren't covered.

Nearly 4,700 inmates have tested positive and 73 have died, with deaths spread across nine prisons.

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