The coronavirus' impact continues to deepen with the National Guard enforcing a one-mile containment area in a New York City suburb and officials in Italy ordering a nationwide lockdown. In the U.S. Midwest, major universities are pivoting to online learning. Several jails and prisons are also suspending visits amid the outbreak.
Here’s the latest from the region:
- Indiana University and Purdue University are canceling in-person classes, and moving classes online after spring break.
- There are currently ten coronavirus cases throughout the state.
- There are now 19 cases of coronavirus statewide, and the governor has declared an “emergency proclamation.”
- Iowa's public universities are making plans to offer all classes online.
- There are 13 cases of COVID-19, the disease linked to coronavirus, in Iowa. A large number of these cases are linked to a trip on an Egyptian cruise.
- There are eight cases of coronavirus in Kentucky, and evidence of community spread.
- Several universities in Ohio have canceled in-person classes, a move that worries students.
- There are three cases of the virus in Ohio.
- Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders canceled rallies in Cleveland amid fears of the virus.
- There remains one positive case of coronavirus in Missouri.
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This is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. However, we recommend checking the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the most recent numbers of COVID-19 cases.