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Several Midwest States Give Stay-Home Orders. Coronavirus News Monday, March 23
The governors of llinois and Ohio ordered residents to stay home to halt the spread of coronavirus. It remains to be seen if other Midwest states will follow suit amid the growing pandemic. On Monday, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also announced a stay-at-home orders.
Here’s the latest from the region:
- Eli Lilly is providing drive-through testing for healthcare workers, Eli Lilly and Roche Diagnostics are working to expedite the production of tests.
- The state health department reports 6 deaths from the virus, and over 250 confirmed cases.
- The governor called a mandatory stay-at-home order for residents, joining New York, California and Ohio in similar measures.
- There have been five deaths, and over 500 cases of the virus.
- The governor ordered a mandatory stay-at-home order for residents starting Monday at 11:59 p.m.
- There are over 100 cases of the virus statewide.
- MU Health relaxed testing guidelines to allow doctors to order a test for anyone with symptoms.
- The number of confirmed cases in Iowa approaches 100.
- University of Iowa Health is urgently requesting donations of new or used protective face shields.
- There are just over 100 cases of the virus reported statewide.
- Rand Paul becomes the first U.S. Senator to have a confirmed case of COVID-19.
- On Sunday, the governor closed all non-essential businesses.
As the case count continues to rise, information on this story is moving quickly and may be out-of-date. We recommend checking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for ways to stay safe and this John Hopkins tool for the most recent data.
This story was produced by Side Effects Public Media, a news collaborative covering public health.