Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine appears at a news conference Tuesday, March 3, 2020, to announce impacts on the Arnold Sports Festival of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine confirmed the state’s fifth case of COVID-19 Thursday, banned many public gatherings and announced all Ohio schools — public, private and charter — would be closed for three weeks beginning March 17.
The new patient is a 55-year-old man in Trumbull County, in the northeastern portion of the state. He is hospitalized in intensive care, according to Ohio Department of Health director Amy Acton. His spouse, three children and recent contacts are quarantined.
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