Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that he has made the decision to limit county fairs to junior fair events only amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
County fairs starting on or after Friday, July 31 will be limited to junior fair events only, such as livestock competitions and other 4-H and FFA competitions for kids and teens.
Harness racing can proceed with no spectators, but Gov. DeWine is prohibiting rides, games, and grandstand events going forward to prevent large crowds.
The Ohio Department of Health on Tuesday reported 1,320 new cases of the novel coronavirus.
The state’s total number of COVID-19 cases has now reached 86,497.
Deaths of people with COVID-19 increased by 38 from Monday’s data, for a total of 3,382 deaths throughout the state.
Hospital admissions are up by 140 since Monday, making for a total of 10,425 hospitalizations in Ohio.
According to the Ohio Department of Health, intensive care unit admissions are up to 2,488, with 22 new ICU admissions being reported Tuesday.