Longtime ex-Major Leaguer dies, NFL game postponed, Ohio travel ban, more – coronavirus timeline Sept. 26-Oct. 2

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Here is our regular roundup of coronavirus facts, figures and numbers regarding Cleveland, Ohio, the United States and the world Sept. 26-Oct. 2:

Sept. 26: Cleveland has 19 new cases of coronavirus. Longtime Major League Baseball player Jay Johnstone (above, top right photo) dies of complications resulting from coronavirus. He played for eight teams in 20 years (1966-85). The jovial prankster was 74.

Sept. 27: It’s reported that Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh (above, top left photo) has tested positive and spent time in the hospital. The Ohio Department of Health says the state has 800 new cases, bringing the total to 150,809. A total of 4,741 people have died from the virus. Cleveland records 11 cases, taking the city’s total numbers to 5,454. Ages of victims range from 9 to 69. Death toll worldwide stands around 998,000.

Sept. 28: Kent State University quarantines 44 students in two residence halls after they were potentially exposed to the virus. Ohio’s cases increase by 993 from the previous day’s report. In all, 151,802 people have had the virus in Ohio. Five more people die in Ohio. Cleveland confirms 11 new cases. So far, one in 77 Ohioans is known to have contracted the virus.

Sept. 29: Ohio reports 1,105 new cases. Cleveland confirms 13 new cases. The Tennessee Titans suspend in-person activities through Friday after three players and five staffers test positive. The presidential debate is held in Cleveland, coronavirus-style. President Trump and Joe Biden do not shake hands upon entering. Fewer than 100 ticketed guests are allowed to attend, and all participants and media had to pass a Covid test before entering. The Cleveland Clinic is advising on all presidential debates.

Sept. 30: Ohio reports 1,080 new cases and 23 deaths Wednesday, bringing the death toll past 4,800. In Cleveland, 12 cases are reported. The state releases its latest travel advisory map, with seven states (Idaho, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas, Missouri and Mississippi) with high positivity rates. That’s a possible indicator the virus could be prevalent among the population. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extends the no-sail order for cruise ships through Saturday, Oct. 31. CNN, citing Johns Hopkins University’s figures, says the United States has had at least 42,812 new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 7,233,042 confirmed infections. Also: 946 new fatalities are reported, bringing the domestic death toll to at least 206,932. More than 63 million people in India may have contracted the virus – about 10 times higher than official reported figures – because of a survey that found antibodies in about one in 15 people over age 10. The Tennessee Titans’ outbreak results in the postponement of their scheduled game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Major League Baseball says it will allow a limited number of fans for the National League Championship Series and World Series in Arlington, Texas.

Oct. 1: It’s reported that presidential aide Hope Hicks has coronavirus. In Ohio, 11 counties are