Coronavirus Update – Week Ending February 28

This week, it was reported that more than 200 Ohioans have been asked to self-quarantine after traveling to China. At last check, these individuals had not shown symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-2019). On Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine ordered state agencies to take several precautionary steps, noting that the threat of coronavirus in Ohio remained low and that there were no confirmed cases in the state.

COVID-19 has now spread to every continent, with the exception of Antarctica. Here is the latest global count of cases and deaths. Meanwhile, human trials for a vaccine will get underway within weeks.

The OMA continues to monitor updates from the Ohio Department of Health, as well as the latest situation summaries from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which have published this page with information on how to spot symptoms of the disease and best practices to prevent its spread. 2/27/2020