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 shutting their doors and 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.