(WKBN) – The Ohio Department of Health reported 520 new cases and 29 new deaths since Friday’s report.
In all, 27,474 cases leading to 4,870 hospitalizations and 1,610 deaths have been reported.
The state reported 1,199 cases and 146 deaths in Mahoning County, 447 cases and 38 deaths in Trumbull County, and 415 cases and 43 deaths in Columbiana County.
The Department of Health adds the data as soon as they are informed of a case or a death. The information is backdated to the actual date the person started exhibiting symptoms or the date the person died.
There is no briefing from the statehouse scheduled for Saturday unless there is some breaking news for the governor to report.
Friday marked a major turning point for reopening the state, with outdoor dining at restaurants, barbershops and hair salons, tattoo parlors, and massage providers reopening for business, joining non-essential retail shops, offices, and distribution and manufacturing facilities.
These businesses represent close to 90% of Ohio’s economy, according to Gov. Mike DeWine.
On Thursday, the DeWine administration laid out the following scheduled through the end of May for reopening remaining businesses across the state:
- Campgrounds can reopen on May 21
- Horse racing can resume May 22, spectators will be prohibited
- BMVs will open across the state on May 26; Ohioans are encouraged to use the online resources if at all possible
- Gyms, fitness centers and pools can reopen on May 26
- Day camps will be allowed to reopen right along with daycares, on May 31
- Guidance for the above reopenings will be posted to coronavirus.ohio.gov later today
These reopening dates are in addition to the first phase of reopening Ohio’s economy:
- May 15 – outdoor dining
- May 15 – personal services (salons, spas, massage therapy, tattoo and piercing services)
- May 21 – indoor dining
Water parks and amusement parks do not have a reopening date at this time.