Fashion designer dies, Cleveland Browns attendance upped, White House cases, more – coronavirus timeline Oct. 3-9

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Here is our regular roundup of coronavirus facts, figures and numbers regarding Cleveland, Ohio, the United States and the world Oct. 3-9:

Oct. 3: CNN says only three states – Texas, Missouri and South Carolina – are reporting a decline in new cases compared to last week, as the country hit its highest daily rate in almost two months. Twenty-one states report an increase in cases. Chris Christie, former New Jersey governor and aide to President Trump, announces he tested positive. He joins several other prominent figures who tested positive, including Kellyanne Conway and Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee. CBS News reports that the California governor’s office, in a Tweet, suggests restaurant-goers keep their masks on “in between bites.”

Oct. 4: Trump leaves the hospital and takes a ride with Secret Service members, drawing criticism for leaving a quarantined and controlled health environment. The

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Cleveland Shops to offer first gift card sale of the year

CLEVELAND — Northeast Ohio is once again coming together during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Cleveland Shops, an organization of locally owned stores, has announced its first gift certificate sale of the year, hoping to help drive-up business in anticipation of the holiday season.

Each location has a limited number of gift cards to sell, either 5-$100s or 10-$50s. $50 certificates will be sold at $35 and $100’s at $70.

The list of local shops involved includes: Alson Jeweler’s, Lisa Moran Ltd., Casey’s Irish Imports, Paisley Monkey and Kilgore Trout to Cara’s Boutique, Marshall Carpet One, Mar-Lou Shoes, Cleveland Lighting, Calvetta Brothers, J3, Knuth’s Shoes, Geiger’s and more.

“Plans for this launch have been over a year in the making,” says Gordon Geiger, President of Cleveland Shops and owner of Geiger’s in Chagrin Falls, Lakewood and Downtown. “We believe that the time is right. We’ll help our members kick off the holiday

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