• COVID-19 cases, deaths
Allen County: Cases: 229. Deaths: 34. Updated 2 p.m. 6/10/20
Auglaize County: Cases: 81. Deaths: 3. Updated 2 p.m. 6/10/20
Hardin County: Cases: 78. Deaths: 3. Updated 2 p.m. 6/10/20
Putnam County: Cases: 99. Deaths: 14. Updated 2 p.m. 6/10/20
Van Wert County: Cases: 8. Deaths: 0. Updated 2 p.m. 6/9/20
Ohio: Cases: 39,575. Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 2,457. Updated 2 p.m. 6/10/20
• Allen County reported two new cases and no new deaths in the 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
• Auglaize County, Hardin County and Putnam County added one new case and no new deaths apiece. Van Wert County saw no change.
• Ohio reported 413 new cases and 36 new deaths.
• The Putnam County Fair announced it will take place this year. It won’t have rides and a more limited slate of grandstand events.
• There were no new resident or staff cases reported at long-term care facilities in Allen or Putnam counties, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
• Auglaize County reported six new cases in long-term care facilities, including five at Otterbein St. Marys’ assisted living and one at its intermediate care facility. There were two new staff cases reported at the assisted living there.
• Hardin County reported 14 new resident cases and three new staff cases at Kenton Nursing Rehab Center.
• The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to guard against tax fraud and other related financial scams related to COVID-19. In the last few months, the IRS has seen a variety of scams and financial schemes looking to take advantage of unsuspecting taxpayers.
Some scams are related to the organized selling of fake at-home test kits, offers to sell fake cures, vaccines, pills and advice on unproven treatments for COVID-19. Others purport to sell large quantities of medical supplies through the creation of fake shops, websites, social media accounts and email addresses where the criminal fails to deliver promised supplies after receiving funds.
Other COVID-19 related scams involve setting up fake charities soliciting donations for individuals, groups and areas affected by the disease. Some criminals are offering opportunities to invest early in companies working on a vaccine for the disease promising that the “company” will dramatically increase in value as a result.
Coronavirus-related scams should be reported to the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 1-866-720-5721 or submitted online through the NCDF Web Complaint Form.
Taxpayers are encouraged not to engage potential scammers online or on the phone.
• The Ohio Means Jobs-Allen County lobby is open by appointment only. Masks of face coverings are required. Reservations at the Workforce Development Recruitment Center, an 8,000 square foot event space included in OMJ-Allen County’s new building, are still being accepted, subject to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines.
• Cooper Farms is donating $500 to the Ohio Association of Foodbanks and 25,200 eggs to food banks in Lima and Toledo. The company has already donated 6,000 pounds of turkey and two truckloads of eggs to the association to help with the COVID-19 crisis.
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