CLEVELAND, Ohio – Here is our regular roundup of coronavirus facts, figures and numbers regarding Cleveland, Ohio, the United States and the world Nov. 14-20:
Nov. 14: Ohio records 7,715 coronavirus cases. The Barley House in Cleveland is cited for several social-distancing violations by police, fire, public-health and other officials. This is the third time this liquor permit has been cited for violating health orders. Eddie’s Club in Elyria also receives a citation for violations of the health orders. Lindy McDaniel (above photo, lower right), an All-Star reliever who appeared in 987 games for five teams over 21 seasons, dies of coronavirus. He was 84.
Nov. 15: The United States tops 11 million coronavirus cases. The mark is hit just six days after the nation surpassed 10 million. Ohio is up 7,853 to a total of 298,096.
Nov. 16: Associated Press reports the World Health Organization records 65 cases of coronavirus among staff based at its headquarters. Ohio records 7,268 cases, bringing the total past 300,000. Cleveland Browns fullback Andy Janovich (above photo, top right) tests positive for Covid.
Nov. 17: For at least three weeks starting Thursday, Ohioans will be under a curfew, with some exceptions, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to stem the spread of the virus, Gov. Mike DeWine announces. Ohio reports 7,079 cases, with the total at 312,443. Deaths increased 30 to 5,772. Cleveland has 509 confirmed cases over Monday and today – a record for most cases reported over a two-day period. So far, there have been 8,485 confirmed cases in the city. Summit County Council OKs the final round of the COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Grant program, funded by the federal CARES Act, with $5 million to be distributed among 1,279 small businesses. Average grant size is $4,139. CNN says the Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency-use authorization for the first self-test, which can provide rapid results at home. Actress Sheila Kelley says her husband, actor Richard Schiff (above photo, top left), is being treated in the hospital for Covid. The two play a couple on “The Good Doctor.”
Nov. 18: DeWine visits Cleveland and says every Northeast Ohio county is now “on fire from this virus.” The Cuyahoga County Board of Health issues an advisory urging everyone to stay home except for work, school, medical care, buying essential items from a grocery store or pharmacy, picking up prepared food, or receiving deliveries. The stay-at-home advisory is set to last until Thursday, Dec. 17. The stay-at-home advisory also recommends universities and public and private K-12 schools move to remote learning after the Thanksgiving holiday. The Ohio Department of Health reports 89 additional coronavirus deaths to patients of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. This brings the total to 3,523 and accounts for about 60% of all reported Covid-related deaths in Ohio. In Cleveland, 189 new cases are confirmed. The city’s total number of cases is 8,673. The Browns place tackle Jack Conklin and kicker Cody Parkey on the reserve/COVID-19 list; the Browns are hoping both can face Philadelphia on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad cancels the remainder of the Polar Express train rides (above photo, bottom left). The annual event, which began Nov. 6, was set to run through Sunday, Dec. 20.
Nov. 19: Seventy-two of Ohio’s 88 counties are on red alert. Franklin County becomes first to be placed on the highest level – purple. That level for Columbus and surrounding suburbs comes with the warning to “only leave home for supplies and services.” Ohio reports 7,787 new cases, a number expected to be low because there are 12,000 antigen tests that the state is double checking. In Cleveland, 256 new cases are recorded. Ohio’s K-12 schools report more than 4,500 new cases among students and staff, according to the state’s weekly update. The numbers represent a sharp uptick from 1,627 student cases and 1,096 staff cases recorded a week earlier. CNN says Johns Hopkins University recorded more than 2,000 American deaths. Projection from University of Washington says 2,500 Americans could die every day by mid-January. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving. The Browns’ Myles Garrett tests positive and is not expected to play Sunday.
Nov. 20: Ohio records 8,808 cases, a record. State officials report the Gray Area Bistro in Cleveland and Lounge 2.28 in Bedford are cited for improper conduct – disorderly activity for violation of the state’s social distancing measures put in place to stem the spread of coronavirus. Michael Symon’s Lola Bistro closes its doors for good due to coronavirus restrictions.
Each Saturday morning, we recap events and stats regarding coronavirus. Here are our past recaps:
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