4th Coronavirus Case Confirmed in Ohio, the Result of Community Spread


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Ohio Governor Mike DeWine confirmed that there is a 4th case of Coronavirus in Ohio, and this one was the result of community spread.

DeWine says the subject is a 53-year-old man in Stark County, who had no recent travel history.

The previous three cases are all in Cuyahoga County, and all are recovering at home, under quarantine.

DeWine says the community spread is prompting him to issue an executive order regarding large gatherings in Ohio, to go into effect until the threat of the disease has passed.

Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, adds that an order will also go into effect regarding visitation to nursing home and assisted living facilities, limiting residents to one visitor per day.

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