Hospitals Seek Donations of Protective Gear. Coronavirus News, Wednesday March 25

Mar 25, 2020

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Nationwide, supplies of personal protective equipment, including masks, N95 respirators and gowns,  are in short supply. Hospitals are soliciting donations and some people are crafting supplies themselves. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that as a last resort masks should be reused or providers could use scarves. 

Here’s more from the Midwest:

Indiana: 

Illinois: 

  • There are over 1,500 cases of coronavirus, and the state is currently under a stay-at-home order. 
  • There have been 16 deaths from the virus. 

Iowa: 

Missouri: 

Kentucky: 

Ohio: 

  • There are over 550 confirmed cases of the virus and eight deaths. 
  • Lawmakers return to the Statehouse to pick a new date for the Ohio primary, set a later state tax filing day and scrap mandatory school testing for this academic year.

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As the case count continues to rise, information on this story is moving quickly and may be out-of-date.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.