CLEVELAND (WJW). Ohio hospitals report the highest number of patients with COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic.
“I’m not surprised because we saw the second peak last week,” said Dr. UH, a communicable disease specialist. Keith Armitage.
According to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), 1,122 patients were treated in hospitals across the state on Tuesday. This is the highest number reported since the beginning of the pandemic.
The previous figure was at the end of April, when there were 1,103 patients with COVID-19 in the state hospital.
“I think what we saw in the state of Ohio grew between Memorial Day and July 4th. Holiday. There are delays between hospitalizations, “Armitage said.
Armitage is the medical director of the Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine and Global Health.
“We reached the second peak in our healthcare system last week. We are a little behind this week. The peak wasn’t so bad that it disrupted what we were doing, “said an Armitage spokesman.
And while hospitals are better prepared than they were at the start of the pandemic, ODH says the virus continues to affect the supply of personal protective equipment and staff.
Dr. Armitage says that thankfully UH didn’t miss both. However, he says these numbers are vigilant, so the virus is still very much.
“Whether it’s a family reunion, a bar, a restaurant, indoor social events, these unmasked indoor events are how they spread in the community,” said an Armitage spokesman.
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