CUYAHOGA COUNTY (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The Coronavirus has officially arrived in Ohio. Governor Mike DeWine has confirmed that three people in the Buckeye State have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

All three cases are in Cuyahoga County. Governor DeWine has declared a state of emergency as a result, which he labeled as a “legal necessity that allows state departments and agencies to better coordinate in their response.”

Governor DeWine spoke about the cases this afternoon in a press conference. Here are the details.

  • The exposure for all three cases was not local. It is believed that each individual diagnosed contracted the virus after traveling.
  • Two of the three people that tested positive for the virus went to the Nile on a cruise while the third was in Washington, D.C. for a work conference.
  • All three people who tested positive are in their mid-50’s.
  • Those who are most at risk are…
    • Seniors
    • Those with chronic illness
    • People with upper respiratory issues