County Fairs are scrambling to be compliant with a new state order
On Tuesday, Oho Gov. Mike DeWine mandated all fairs in Ohio operate a junior fair only due to the coronavirus pandemic, saying that some fairs have been the source of outbreaks and others had not been enforcing the statewide mask order. Efforts are somewhat held up, though, because the state has not released a detailed, written version of the order.
Hospitalizations due to coronavirus are at a new high for Ohio
On Tuesday, Ohio had 1,222 patients being treated for the coronavirus across the state, beating the previous surge in late April that sent 1,103 people to the hospital. Though hospitals are better prepared for coronavirus patients now, the virus continues to affect personal protective equipment supplies and staffing, while requiring long hospital stays and extensive care, putting a toll on resources and available beds.