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Ohio governor calls on national guard to help nursing homes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's governor says he's working on a plan to ramp up testing for the coronavirus at nursing homes around the state. That includes deploying Ohio National Guard units to assist with the testing. The number of deaths from the coronavirus in Ohio’s nursing homes is now over 1,000. Long-term centers now account for three out of five deaths from the virus in the state. The new statistics obtained by The Associated Press from the Ohio Department of Health show that as of last week, 1,031 residents of Ohio’s long-term care facilities have died from the virus.

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