TUESDAY UPDATE: 23 New Stark Cases, Ohio Veterans Home Impacted

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – The big story of the day was about high school football.

There were 23 new cases of coronavirus reported in Stark County on Tuesday, with 861 more cases for the state.

Here are the numbers from ODH:
Ohio: 109,923 cases (+861), 3871 deaths (+39)
Stark: 2046 cases (+23), 145 deaths (+2)

Case at Veterans Home

Governor Mike DeWine revealed Tuesday that the Ohio Veterans Home that had thus far remained free of the virus now has a staffer testing positive.

The veterans facility in Georgetown in Brown County is testing everyone on Tuesday and Wednesday, with two residents in quarantine.

Brown County was one of 12 counties in Red Level-3 on the governor’s weekly coronavirus color-coded map.

More Per Capita Cases in Rural Counties

The governor presented an updated map showing that the top ten Ohio counties in cases per 10,000 are all rural counties.

Mike DeWine says this has been a recent trend.

The counties are Mercer, Darke, Lawrence, Meigs, Preble, Shelby, Sandusky, Perry, Champaign and Auglaize.