• COVID-19 cases, deaths
Allen County: Cases: 348. Deaths: 41. Updated 2 p.m. 7/10/20
Auglaize County: Cases: 112. Deaths: 4. Updated 2 p.m. 7/10/20
Hardin County: Cases: 123. Deaths: 12. Updated 3 p.m. 7/10/20
Putnam County: Cases: 134. Deaths: 15. Updated 2 p.m. 7/10/20
Van Wert County: Cases: 45 Deaths: 1. Updated 4 p.m. 7/10/20
Ohio: Cases: 62,856. Confirmed and Probable Deaths: 3,032. Updated 2 p.m. 7/10/20
• Allen County reported 20 new cases and no new deaths in the 48-hour period ending at 2 p.m. Friday, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Updated statistics weren’t available at 2 p.m. Thursday.
• Putnam County reported two new cases and no new deaths in the 48-hour period ending at 2 p.m. Friday.
• Van Wert County reported three new cases and no new deaths over the 24 hours ending at 2 p.m. Friday. Auglaize County reported no new cases or deaths. Hardin County had its number of cases drop by one, as a suspected case turned out to not be COVID-19. Ohio had 1,525 new cases and 26 new deaths.
•Ford Motor Company will begin testing hourly and salaried employees with suspected COVID-19 symptoms at its Lima and Cleveland plants. The company plans to have test results quickly to prevent outbreaks within its facilities. Ford employees in Lima will be tested through Lima Memorial Health System.
• Lima and Findlay Texas Roadhouse locations are now using digital menus, text alerts and QR codes to limit touch points within their restaurants.
• D&D Ingredient Distributors in Delphos recently donated $13,840 to the West Ohio Food Bank to help reduce food insecurity amid the pandemic.
• The Ohio Department of Health this week warned consumers that some hand sanitizer products circulating amid the coronavirus pandemic have been found to contain methanol, a toxic alcohol that can cause poisoning, blindness or even death.
While most commercially available hand sanitizer products contain the active ingredients ethanol or isopropanol, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported an increase in hand sanitizers containing unlisted methanol, which is not an accepted active ingredient.
Methanol poisoning may cause headache, blurred vision or blindness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of coordination, decreased alertness, severe buildup of acid in the body or even death when absorbed through the skin through repeat use of methanol-containing hand sanitizers or ingestion.
Consumer should check the FDA’s website for a full list of products believed to contain methanol.
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