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WochitThis story is being provided for free to our readers during the coronavirus outbreak. Consider supporting local journalism by subscribing to the Enquirer at cincinnati.com/subscribe.It’s a sad day in Greater Cincinnati, as Opening Day has come and no one will line the streets or fill Great American Ball Park. The novel coronavirus pandemic has shut down nearly everything in the area and cases continue to rise. Deaths due to coronavirus in the United States have passed a milestone. U.S. deaths hit 1,000 late Wednesday, nearly doubling from the previous day, and the count was at 1,050 early Thursday, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard. The global death toll was more than 21,300, USA TODAY reported. Regional cases continue to climbThere are 98 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Cincinnati region as of TuIn Kentucky there are now 198 cases, of those there were 35 new cases Wednesday, a daily decrease from the 39 new ones reported Tuesday. Ohio reported 704 confirmed cases of COVID-19, on Wednesday afternoon. Of those, 182 have been hospitalized including 75 receiving treatment in intensive care units.At least 478 people have been reported to have COVID-19 in Indiana. According to reports, 14 have died.It should be Reds’ Opening DayCincinnatians would be lining the streets of downtown Thursday, if not for the novel coronavirus. Thursday is supposed to be Opening Day, but hopes were dashed by the MLB and an order preventing mass gathering earlier this month. It has been dubbed it Reds’ ‘Fauxpening Day’ and the funny name doesn’t make us miss baseball any less. Today at Cincinnati.com, we’ll have Reds-themed coloring pages from Kevin Necessary and a crossword puzzle that will test your knowledge of who has thrown out the first pitch on Opening Day. There will be galleries of classic photos and a countdown of the 100 greatest Reds. AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideMake sure you’re following us on Twitter at we “live tweet” what we wish was happening, from the Findlay Market parade to the final out. At 11 a.m., join a live chat with sports writers John Fay, Bobby Nightengale, Paul Daugherty and Lindsay Patterson paired with a stream of the virtual Reds vs. the virtual Cardinals in “MLB The Show 20″ on PlayStation. Even though the season’s postponed, there’s still plenty to talk about.Need to file for unemployment? Here’s howAs more people are out of work for closures of their jobs, Ohio and Kentucky have eased requirements to apply for unemployment. Gov. Mike DeWine announced Sunday that the state would ease some restrictions on applying for unemployment compensation because of his decision to close restaurants and bars. Even if you’re partially unemployed because of a lack of work, you might be eligible for benefits.