The Ohio Department of Health on Tuesday reported 1,122 COVID-19 hospitalizations, the highest number of days in the state since the pandemic began, the report said.
The previous high was in late April, when Ohio reported 1,103 hospitalized coronavirus viruses, Cleveland’s Fox 8 News reports. As of Wednesday, the department reported 1,100 hospitalizations related to COVID-19, of which 348 people were in intensive care.
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It was reported that the Ohio Pharmacy Board on Thursday lifted a ban previously planned to suspend the sale or release of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, a malaria drug, to medical institutions to treat or prevent COVID-19. Although the ban was due to take effect on Thursday, officials now say the bans “will not take effect at this time.”
The requirements of the rule no longer apply.
“Following feedback from the medical and patient community, and at the request of Governor DeWine, the Ohio State Pharmacy Board withdrew the proposed Rule 4729 of the Administrative Code: 5-5-21,” the report said. from the board.
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The new move will allow the board to “re-examine the issue with the assistance of the Ohio State Medical Council, clinical experts and other stakeholders to determine the appropriate follow-up.”
“It’s basically a matter of patient safety,” Cameron McNamee, the board’s director of policy and communications, said before the board reversed The Columbus Dispatch. “We strive for the best science to determine what’s best for Ohio patients.”
At the time, she said the original decision had nothing to do with President Trump’s support for treatment.
July 23 Mike DeWine has announced the designation of 23 counties as a “Red Alert Level 3 Public Emergency” as Allple County approaches Purple Alert Level 4.
The other four counties (Butler, Lorraine, Summit, and Timber) were reduced to “orange alert level 2.”
“Overall, the reduced level of risk in these four counties indicates that measures to mitigate COVID-19 are spreading in red counties – including greater diligence in social isolation, wearing masks, frequent hand washing, and reducing interaction with others outside your household. . can help slow the spread in these counties, ”DeWine said in a press release.
“We are cautiously optimistic about this, but it is still high prevalence and Ohio citizens need to remain vigilant.”
Finally, Ohio joined Indiana and Minnesota last week to implement state mask rules. DeWine said the rules on the use of masks will be extended to all people over the age of 10 from July 23. The Republican initially opposed the extension of the mask’s mandate to the entire state of Ohio, but noted that coronavirus cases have increased recently in counties across the state.
To date, the State Department of Health has reported 83,213 confirmed cases, 3,156 confirmed deaths, and 10,553 hospitalizations.
Fox News Caitlin McFall and Nick Giv contributed to this story.
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