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COVID-19 Update: National Guard Flyovers, University Cuts

May 6. 2020

Today, there are 20,625 COVID-19 confirmed cases with 951 probable cases; 1,114 deaths with 111 potential deaths and 4,032 hospitalizations. 

The University of Akron is facing a $70 million shortfall from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will consolidate its 11 academic colleges into five, according to Gary Miller, its president. Plans for those changes will be announced soon, and the school’s athletic department also will see significant cuts. Administrators will take pay cuts and a hiring freeze will be in place through the next academic year.

This week, fighter jets from the Ohio Air National Guard will be making their way by several cities around the state in a tribute to medical personnel, first responders and other essential workers.

The planes will start with flyovers Wednesday in the Toledo area, along with Archbold, Defiance, Napoleon and Wauseon. Thursday, flyovers will continue over Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Dayton, Findlay, Fremont, Lima, Sandusky and Springfield.

Records show that COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Ohio's adult and juvenile prisons. Statewide, the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says 37 inmates have died from COVID-19, including 23 at Pickaway Correctional Institution.

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