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Coronavirus latest: 351 cases in Ohio, 103 in Kentucky, 201 in Indiana

The COVID-19 outbreak is continuing to change everyday life for millions of Americans. Leaders across the county, including the Tri-State area, are implementing measures to stop the spread, shutting down schools and restaurants and canceling events.

Here, you can get the latest information on the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana as well as resources to be prepared and keep your family safe.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced a "stay at home" order -- or a shelter in place -- across the state. Only essential businesses are permitted to stay open, according to the new order, which can be enforced by health officials and law enforcement.

The order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday and will remain in effect until April 6, at which point state officials will reassess.


Health officials announced Sunday that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen to 351 across Ohio. Three people have died from the novel coronavirus.




CORONAVIRUS IN KENTUCKY
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered that the state's nonessential retail businesses close by Monday night.

The governor made the announcement Sunday Indiana Latest News evening as the state's confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases rose to 103.

Beshear said that the nonessential businesses will be forced to close to in-person traffic by 8 p.m. Monday.

The retail stores forced to close include entertainment stores, sporting goods stores, clothing stores, shoe stores, bookstores, florists, and furniture and auto dealers. Auto repair and parts shops will be exempt, the governor said, to ensure needed repairs are made. Liquor stores are also exempt from the order and will remain open, he said.

The governor was quick to note that these closures do not include the likes of grocery stores, gas stations, drugstores or pharmacies, labeling those as essential to everyday needs.

During the news conference, Beshear did explain that the order is not a shelter-in-place order. He said that term is used for drastic situations, such as chemical spills and active shooters.

CORONAVIRUS IN INDIANA
Indiana reported two new deaths from the coronavirus Sunday, Press Release Distribution Service bringing the total number of deaths statewide to six, public health officials said.

Statewide, there have been 201 total cases across Indiana, including 76 new cases announced Sunday. Of those, the highest number was in Marion County, which reported 35 new cases, followed by Hamilton County, which reported eight cases.

For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

Gov. Eric Holcomb on Friday delayed Indiana’s May 5 primary election until June 2. But he said he would need to see more signs of widespread spread of the virus before taking action such as the governors of California, Illinois and New York state in ordering nearly all residents to stay in their homes

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