Confirmed coronavirus cases in Ohio at 1,653; deaths at 29

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OHIO (WJW) — The variety of confirmed coronavirus instances in Ohio as of Sunday had been 1,653 with 29 deaths.

The numbers had been introduced throughout an surprising press convention referred to as by Gov. Mike DeWine Sunday.

Saturday, state officers stated there wouldn’t be a press convention Sunday except there was breaking information or an necessary growth in coronavirus efforts.

Learn our LIVE BLOG beneath for extra particulars on the press convention.


  • Gov. DeWine: Medical personnel are having to put on masks greater than as soon as. There’s a large shortfall in provide of N95 masks.
  • DeWine: We’re doing all the things we are able to to get masks in Ohio for individuals who want them.
  • DeWine: Ohio primarily based Battelle Lab has made contributions to bar codes, cruise management, and so forth. They’ve now developed a machine with the potential to sterilize 80Okay used masks a day. There are two machines in Ohio.
  • DeWine: We have been ready for FDA approval. This morning, the state was notified it received solely partial approval. DeWine referred to as Trump, who stated he would “take motion.”
  • DeWine: This after we get it, will not resolve each drawback. However it’s going to assist. In Ohio and throughout the nation.
  • DeWine: A number of minutes in the past, talked instantly with FDA commissioner. Stated it could be cleared up as we speak and that we are going to seemingly get what we would like.
  • DeWine: We’re not there but. However I am grateful for the decision. I am hopeful.
  • DeWine: We’re holding this press convention as we speak to get everybody’s consideration. “I received sick of ready. We owe this to Ohioans, we owe this to individuals throughout the nation.”
  • Lt. Gov. Husted: “This must be accredited as we speak.”
  • DeWine: “Lives are actually at stake. That is why I referred to as the president.”
  • DeWine: “I anticipate a call as we speak. I am an impatient man, however lives are actually at stake. We would like everybody within the nation to grasp the significance of this. It is why I referred to as the President. FDA commissioner assured me this is able to be finished as we speak. I am cautiously optimistic.”
  • Lew Von Thaer, of Battelle Lab: We have confirmed this expertise and we have constructed a system that may clear and reuse masks as much as 20 instances.
  • Von Thaer: We’re hopeful with approvals we get as we speak we may have capability to hit 80,000 sanitized masks per machine per day.
  • Husted: We’re pushing for velocity, they’re (FDA) pushing for security.
  • DeWine: I have been assured…this may in reality occur as we speak.


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