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Coronavirus News Roundup: Tuesday, March 10

Coronavirus News Roundup: Tuesday, March 10Cases of the novel coronavirus or the disease caused by the virus, COVID-19 -- continue to mount throughout the Midwest. Some states have turned to closing K-12 schools or colleges. Here's the latest from the region.coronavirus, COVID-192020-03-10T00:00:00-04:00
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Coronavirus News Roundup: Tuesday, March 10

Provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Cases of the novel coronavirus –– or the disease caused by the virus, COVID-19 -- continue to mount throughout the Midwest. Some states have turned to closing K-12 schools or colleges.

Here’s the latest from the region: 

Illinois 

  • Governor J. B. Pritzker announced a disaster proclamation to help the state tackle a growing number of cases. There are eleven people sickened from the virus. 
  • Three Chicago-area schools are closed Tuesday due to concerns around the virus. 

Iowa

  • There are now eight cases of the coronavirus in Iowa -- a sharp increase from last week.
  • Reader Question: What counties in Iowa has the coronavirus been identified in?
  • Answer from Iowa Public Radio reporter Natalie Krebs: “So far, seven in Johnson County and one in Pottawattamie County. The Johnson County people were all on a cruise in Egypt, and the Pottawattamie County person was recently in California.” 

Indiana 

Ohio 

  • Late yesterday, Ohio health officials announced three people are sick with COVID-19, and the Ohio governor declared a state of emergency. 
  • As a measure to contain the virus, Ohio State University has suspended all in-classes through the end of March. Instead, the university is pivoting classroom instruction to online.

Missouri

  • There remains one active case in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Kentucky 

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