Kroger Fleischlimit, Acton support

After weeks of being stuck at home from the novel coronavirus pandemic, things are starting to change in Ohio.

The Ohioans can now do some medical procedures and see their dentists and veterinarians.

From Monday, manufacturing, sales, construction and office work can also begin nationwide. This includes some Procter & Gamble employees whose work, according to company employees, could not be done remotely.

The Greater Cincinnati area reported a total of 145 COVID-19 deaths and 2,735 cases across all 15 counties at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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The nationwide cases continue to increase

COVID-19 infections and related deaths continue to rise in Ohio. 19,914 confirmed and probable cases were reported by the Ohio Department of Health on Sunday, 579 more than 19,335 on Saturday. As of Sunday, Ohio had 1,038 COVID-19 deaths.

Governor Andy Beshear reported a total of 5,130 cases of the coronavirus in Kentucky on Sunday. For the first time since the state outbreak, Beshear didn’t update the numbers on Saturday. He said Sunday that there were 173 new cases and 5 new deaths on Saturday. As of Sunday, Kentucky had no new deaths and 80 new cases, Beshear said.

Indiana health officials reported 17 new COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, bringing the total number of states to 1,132. They also reported 645 new positive cases. While the number of cases has increased, officials say the ICU and ventilator capacity will remain constant. As of Sunday, 43.7 percent of ICU beds and 80.4 percent of ventilators in hospitals nationwide were available.

Doctors and other medical workers gather in the statehouse to meet Dr. Support Acton

The statehouse lawn was the site of another demonstration on Sunday afternoon, but this one was different.

About 35 doctors and other medical workers wearing masks and white coats quietly showed their support for Dr. Amy Acton and her decisions as Ohio Health Director in the fight against COVID-19. The Physicians Action Network organized the event.

The Statehouse has seen its share of loud protests in recent weeks from those calling for an end to government policies to counter the spread of the coronavirus.

On Saturday, Acton The Dispatch neighbors said 15 to 20 protesters were arriving in vehicles outside their Bexley home, some of them carrying flags or signs speaking out against shutdowns related to COVID-19.

About a dozen neighbors then lined the sidewalk in front of Acton’s house to create a barrier as the protesters passed, said Kate Wesley, who lives nearby. A Bexley police officer parked a car nearby to watch.

Cincinnati Kroger stores restrict purchases of ground beef and fresh pork by the buyer

Kroger stores across the Cincinnati area now limit the number of meat items you can buy on one shopping spree, according to company officials.

The company recently introduced purchasing restrictions on ground beef and fresh pork as some meat processors face challenges, said Erin Rolfes, corporate affairs manager for Kroger’s Cincinnati-Dayton division.

USA TODAY reported Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic is weighing on the economy, hitting plants “responsible for satisfying Americans’ hunger for meat”.

In the past two months, 22 meat packers – both union and non-union – have closed their doors in the United States, according to the United Food and Commercial Workers union.

The closings affected nearly 40,000 workers, reduced beef slaughter capacity by 10 percent and pork production by nearly 25 percent.

Rolfes said the change will affect all local businesses. Kroger officials couldn’t tell how many meat items each buyer would be limited to.

Fifth NKY Center on Aging reports death from COVID-19

Eleven long-term care facilities in northern Kentucky have now reported cases of the coronavirus, which poses a fatal risk to elderly patients. State officials said five of them died on Sunday.

Fatalities in nursing homes or independent residential centers are now responsible for 24 or 71% of the 34 COVID-19-related deaths in northern Kentucky. Fourteen of the deaths are tied to one location, Rosedale Green, Covington.

A state report released on Sunday added a death at the St. Charles Center Village independent residential center in Covington for anyone aged 62 and over. A report on Friday added deaths at the Highlandspring Nursing Home in Fort Thomas and Madonna Manor in Villa Hills.

The state says 752 residents and 311 employees from 75 facilities across Kentucky tested positive for the virus, including 128 people who have died – or 52% of all COVID-19 deaths in Kentucky. At least one resident of a northern Kentucky nursing home recovered from the disease.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and wife Fran leave the State Room after updating the COVID-19 pandemic response on April 10 at the Ohio Statehouse.

Ohio governor Mike DeWine says his original face-covering mandate “went too far”.

Ohio governor Mike DeWine said his original mandate to require face masks and covers for retail customers last week “went too far” before reversing his decision.

DeWine was criticized after its announcement on Monday. During his press conference on Tuesday, he announced a change of heart that says face coverings and masks are highly recommended but not required for retail customers.

“I realized that this was just one bridge too far. People wouldn’t accept the government telling them what to do,” DeWine told ABC’s Martha Raddatz. “And so we placed dozens and dozen of orders, and that was one that went too far.”

Coronavirus is taking off steam from the buying season, but sales, prices should rebound

Home sales are expected to decline in the spring of the coronavirus pandemic, but will recover by the end of next year, according to a new forecast from property search site Zillow.

According to Zillow’s economists and analysts, sales are likely to fall as much as 60% as home-stay mandates and general economic worries take the steam out of the previously anticipated robust spring home buying season.

But prices are likely to see a much easier decline and a faster recovery. Zillow expects prices to fall no more than 3% by the end of this year and then rise again in the course of 2021.

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