• COVID-19 cases, deaths
Allen County: Cases: 155. Deaths: 30. Updated 2 p.m. 5/13/20
Auglaize County: Cases: 47. Deaths: 3. Updated: 2 p.m. 5/13/20
Hardin County: Cases: 29. Deaths: 0. Updated: 2 p.m. 5/13/20
Putnam County: Cases: 77. Deaths: 13. Updated: 2 p.m. 5/13/20
Van Wert County: Cases: 3. Deaths: 0. Updated: 2 p.m. 5/13/20
Ohio: Cases: 25,721. Deaths: 1,483. Updated: 2 p.m. 5/13/20
• Allen County, Auglaize County and Hardin County reported one new case of COVID-19 each and no new deaths in the 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
• Putnam and Van Wert counties had no new deaths or cases.
• Ohio has 47 new deaths and 471 new cases in the 24-hour period.
• Wyngate Senior Living Community is delivering home-cooked meals and activities to seniors who are isolated or quarantined at home. Call 419-224-6327 if you or someone you know is in need of service.
• Ohioans who were previously denied unemployment may now apply for the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, which covers independent contractors and others who are out of work because of COVID-19 but don’t meet criteria for traditional unemployment. Apply at pua.unemployment.ohio.gov.
• Sunrise Cooperative is making guest Wi-Fi access available in the parking lot of a designated list of its locations to area residents. In the area you can find free Wi-Fi at Sunrise Minster Grain at 292 W. Fourth St., Minster and Sunrise St. Marys Grain at 1001 McKinley Road, St. Marys.
• Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District announced the Ottawa Metro Park beach will not open for the 2020 season. Those who have purchased a season pass will be refunded. All shelters, playgrounds, campgrounds and other congregation areas remain closed in the parks.
• Habitat for Humanity ReStore, located at 550 W. Elm St., will reopen beginning Thursday. The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Next week’s hours are still to be determined. Patrons are encouraged to bag their own items. Those wishing to donate items can schedule pickups at restorelima.org or 419-222-4257.
• Coleman Professional Services is still offering “Choose Hope” signs for a $20 donation at www.ColemanServices.org/SignsOfHope. Funds raised will go toward providing mental health services for those in need in the community. The annual Art for Recovery event scheduled for June 3 has been postponed until the fall. Instead, a virtual raffle will be held June 3. Tickets are $100 each at www.ColemanServices.org/giving.
• The Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Hospital Association will be working together to distribute remdesivir across Ohio that was received from the federal government on Tuesday.
The FDA is allowing it to be administered to patients. It’s currently in clinical trials and has found to shorten the duration of the disease from 15 to 11 days in patients being treated in-patient hospital settings.
Ohio has received 20 cases of the drug which will help about 100 patients.
• Gambling revenue at Ohio’s four casinos and seven racinos is down about $229 million for the first four months of 2020 when compared to the same quarter last year, according to figures reported by the state’s lottery and casino control commissions.
The industry has started the year with a roar, setting monthly records in January and February. However, things changed when the sites across the state were shuttered March 14 as part of the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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