WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25th, 2020

There are now two confirmed cases of the Corona Virus in Huron County.

The Norwalk Reflector reports that the second case is a female in her 40’s, who is recovering at home.

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The latest overall numbers from the Corona Virus pandemic…

As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 564 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 49 counties…another 122 since Monday.

There are now 8 confirmed deaths from the virus.

Erie County and Sandusky County both remain with 1 case each

Lorain County now has 30 cases. 

There are currently 145 hospitalizations associated with the Corona Virus.

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Other news related to the COVID-19 pandemic…

Reports say that the University of Toledo Medical Center’s pathology lab can now test for COVID-19 and provide results in less than 2 days.

The federal government has awarded the State of Ohio $8.8 million to help local communities provide meals for Ohio seniors for programs like ‘Meals on Wheels’ during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Two medical facilities in Erie County have been named recipients of federal money to help keep Ohioans healthy and safe in the Corona Virus pandemic. Family Health Services of Erie County and Erie County itself both received around $55,000 each

The American Heart Association is committing two-and-a-half-million-dollars to research…to better understand the Corona Virus and its interaction with the human body.  Specifically, the Association will offer fast-tracked research-grants for short-term projects that can turn around results within 9 to 12 months, as they relate to heart and brain health.

Organizers of The Biggest Week in Birding have cancelled this year’s event in Erie and Ottawa Counties.  The annual event attracts thousands of birders from around the world each May, to witness the annual migration of warblers to Canada.

The Village of New London is temporarily suspending water shut-offs in March and late-fees starting in April, until further notice, due to the Corona Virus pandemic. 

Port Clinton’s city and beach-wide cleanup event planned for April 25th has been postponed.

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Reports this morning that Senate democrats and Republicans have reached a deal on a 2-trillion-dollar stimulus package…

…A vote could come today…

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As the Ohio “Stay at Home” order gets going this week, you may wonder what we’re allowed to do for fun. 

A complete list of local items we’re all allowed to still do for fun can be found online at www.ShoresandIslands.com

Those items include visiting a Metro Park, a lighthouse and African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton…plus you can find a list of all restaurants available for carry-out and delivery and www.ShoresandIslands.com.

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While Ohio’s “Stay at Home” order is happening, the City of Sandusky is asking residents to be friendly to their neighbors.

Residents are invited each evening at 7:00 pm to walk outside and wave to their neighbors. 

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From the National Weather Service…

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 56.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

 

Thursday

A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.

 

Friday

A chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 52.