• COVID-19 cases, deaths
Allen County: Cases: 261. Deaths: 38. Updated 2 p.m. 6/25/20
Auglaize County: Cases: 93. Deaths: 3. Updated 2 p.m. 6/25/20
Hardin County: Cases: 108. Deaths: 11. Updated 2 p.m. 6/25/20
Putnam County: Cases: 107. Deaths: 15. Updated 2 p.m. 6/25/20
Van Wert County: Cases: 20. Deaths: 0. Updated 2 p.m. 6/24/20
Ohio: Cases: 47,651. Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 2,772. Updated 2 p.m. 6/25/20
• Allen County had four new cases and no new deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the 24-hour period ending at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
• Auglaize County had two new cases and no new deaths.
• Hardin County, Putnam County and Van Wert County each had one new case and no new deaths.
• There were 892 new cases and 17 new deaths reported in Ohio.
• Jobless claims rise: Initial jobless claims rose slightly in the last week, bucking a trend that had seen the numbers slowly track downward, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Thursday.
For the week ending June 20, the agency reported 34,553 claims to the U.S. Department of Labor, compared with 32,788 claims last week.
Although weekly initial claims filings are much lower than at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, when the economy cratered thanks to the state shut-down orders, the 7-day claims still remain far higher than before the coronavirus.
However, continued jobless claims went down for the eighth week in a row, a sign the state believes people are going back to work, Job and Family Services spokesman Bret Crow said Thursday.
• Shuts down office: A state senator from Toledo shut down her Senate office in Columbus after learning an asymptomatic staffer had tested positive for COVID-19.
The Blade of Toledo reports Democratic Sen. Teresa Fedor, who has tested negative, says she will be working from home until further notice. She missed Senate floor votes Wednesday and does not plan to return to the Statehouse until a health safety agreement is put in place to protect lawmakers and staff.
Most Republican legislators have not been wearing face masks, while Democrats have. DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted routinely wear masks to enter their virus news briefings
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