Of the total, 77,309 cases and 3,039 deaths are test-confirmed to be due to coronavirus. The ODH estimates that 56,823 people have recovered.
This week, Gov. Mike DeWine issued a statewide order requiring masks in public, which went into effect at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Masks must be worn at all times when indoors at a location that is not a residence, outdoors when unable to keep maintain six feet of social distancing from those not in your household and when waiting for, riding, driving or operating public transportation such as a taxi, car service or private ride share company.
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DeWine provided exceptions to the order: those younger than 10, anyone with a medical condition or disability or communicating with someone with a disability, those who are exercising or playing sports, officiating a religious service, actively involved in public safety and those who are actively eating or drinking are not required to wear a mask.
“Wearing masks will make a difference. It will determine what our fall looks like,” DeWine said. “We want kids to go back to school, we want to see sports — to do that, it’s very important that all Ohioans wear a mask.”