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At least 20 people are confirmed to have the coronavirus in at least seven Kentucky counties, Governor Andy Beshear announced during a Sunday afternoon press conference, where he also said he, too, has taken a test for COVID-19. At least one of the confirmed patients is not expected to survive, while another patient in Nelson County refused to self-isolate and now has a sheriff’s deputy parked outside their home. 

Gov. Mike DeWine has closed all the state's bars and dine-in restaurants until further notice, starting at 9 p.m. Sunday. Restaurants will still be allowed to stay open for carry out and delivery.

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Some grocery stores and supermarkets have made operational changes over COVID-19 concerns. Those changes include reduced hours to allow for restocking and cleaning.

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David Kohl / AP

During the three-week school shutdown mandated by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to stop the spread of coronavirus, Cincinnati Public Schools will distribute meals at 24 locations for students beginning March 17. 

Centers for Disease and Prevention Control

An increase in patients with mild and moderate respiratory symptoms is increasing the risk of people catching COVID-19 in Dearborn County, Ind.

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Matt Rourke / AP

When Bernie Sanders scheduled an annoucement Wednesday morning, many believed he was about to drop out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. But Sanders surprised them by saying he will stay in and keep battling former vice president Joe Biden.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

As Ohio and the nation accelerate efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Cincinnati-area hospitals are detailing their preparations.

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Ted S. Warren / AP

Aside from the primary election, the news is filled with stories about COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. From airlines who have grounded planes, conference cancellations (including SXSW), to workers being encouraged to work remotely, plus barren grocery store shelves — not of food, but of hand sanitizer, paper towels and rubbing alcohol — worldwide, we are re-evaluating how we live, work and play.

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The Hamilton County commissioners voted Thursday to declare a state of emergency concerning COVID-19.

Ohio's Department of Health has banned "mass gatherings" of over 100 people in Ohio, while the state suspends schools for three weeks to stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

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Brynn Anderso / AP

The spread of coronavirus and COVID-19 is leading to another problem for some: anxiety. Caleb Adler is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and says all the news about the virus and the disease can lead to feelings of helplessness and confusion.

Ambriehl Crutchfield / WVXU

It's a perfect sunny spring day to sit on the trunk of your car on Race Street and eat freshly fried fish, but hardly anyone is walking through the doors of Alabama Fish Bar. It's the day before a Friday during Lent, a time that some people don't eat meat. Restaurant management is considering closing its doors a few hours early.

Cleveland Clinic Can Now Test For Coronavirus

Mar 12, 2020

Updated 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12, 2020

Cleveland Clinic can now test for the coronavirus without sending specimens to an outside lab.

Clinic officials called this a game changer because they can now get tests results in hours, instead of waiting days.  The clinic’s pathology lab director Brian Rubin said they are able to run about 500 specimens a day and hope to ramp up to 1000 per day by next week.

Courtesy of Meals on Wheels of Southwest OH & Northern KY

Following other organizations in looking for healthy volunteers to meet demand, Meals on Wheels says it's ordering food supplies and needs help with deliveries.

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Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and the City of Cincinnati are under states of emergency because of the coronavirus. Many people have questions about what it all means, and what is being done to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Courtesy of FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati will not face DC United Saturday at Nippert Stadium. Major League Soccer Thursday announced it is suspending the 2020 season.

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Along with many local universities, Boone County Schools on Wednesday announced that starting next week, there will be no in-person classes and instead, students will be working form home up to April 20.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Findlay Market Opening Day parade is off for March 26. A parade webpost says the 101st parade is canceled/postponed due to the coronavirus. 

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Courtesy of / Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney

Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, a Democrat who lives in North Avondale, is the newest member of Cincinnati City Council.  She'll take her oath of office next Wednesday.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is criticizing Republican leaders for refusing to take up a paid sick leave measure proposed amid a growing outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus.

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