Category: covid-19

August 7, 2020

“Tragically the death toll will continue to rise:” 13,141 cases of COVID-19, 491 deaths in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on August 7, updating residents and the media about the COVID-19 in the county. County Executive Armond Budish began by thanking those at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health for their hard work and passion during unprecedented times. He went on to talk about the impact the pandemic has had...

July 31, 2020

Daily COVID-19 cases tripled in Cuyahoga County from mid-June through mid-July, 8307 cases of COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County and 377 deaths

Cuyahoga County held another briefing on July 31, updating residents and the media about the COVID-19 in the county. County Executive Armond Budish opened the briefing by complimenting the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) staff and again reiterated that people should wear masks to keep each other safe, “The evidence is clear, facemasks work,”...

July 24, 2020

“We never want to have make decisions about who receives care because we don’t have ventilators or ICU beds,” Cuyahoga County has 7,512 cases and 370 deaths

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish opened the county’s July 24 briefing by reiterating that things are still problematic in the county and the county is still designated as red by the state, “which is bad.” He urged people to follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state and the Cuyahoga...

July 23, 2020

Are you confused about COVID-19 testing? You’re not alone.

To test or not to test, that is a question that many Ohioans are grappling with when it comes to the pandemic. As infections continue to increase across the state, knowing your status is very important. Knowing your status can help reduce spread, flatten the curve and protect yourself and others. Who should get tested According...

July 18, 2020

Positive COVID infections among young people are rising in Cuyahoga County; 6,674 cases and 336 deaths in the county due to COVID-19

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health has been holding virtual press conferences to update citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on most Fridays. “Our positive cases are still way up in the past month,” said County Executive Armond Budish as he opened the July 17 Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) coronavirus pandemic briefing. As the...

July 14, 2020

The Reentry Act: reducing spread and recidivism during COVID-19

Tucked away into the HEROES Act is a relatively underreported but critically important Medicaid provision which could help citizens returning to society after incarceration connect to critical medical supports. It can also alleviate the financial burden of Ohio’s local government spending on corrections-based medical care. The Reentry Act, found in section 30110 of the HEROES...

July 10, 2020

“We are very concerned about the surge that we’re seeing,” Cuyahoga County has 5,761 cases and 322 deaths

In the first virtual Cuyahoga County coronavirus briefing, County executive Armond Budish opened by saying “according to the state [Cuyahoga County is] at red level three and going in the wrong direction towards four, our cases are skyrocketing our emergency room visits are skyrocketing hospital admissions are going up and things are getting worse we’ve...

July 9, 2020

Coronavirus affects pregnancy after all

Nearly all pregnant women have had alterations of their experiences because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Since mid-March, much of the country has been confined to strict rules and guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus which include social distancing, mask requirements and telehealth visits with medical professionals. In short, COVID-19 has changed...