The number of new Corona cases in Ohio on Thursday peaked in seven months. That comes after the CEO of an industry group at Ohio Central Hospital warned it is only a matter of days until Ohio becomes the next Florida.
Governor Mike DeWine, visiting Cincinnati for a work development event, told interviewers that the state’s sole solution to the virus was to get the people to take vaccines. When asked if he coincided with the assessment with Jeff Klingler, president, and CEO of the Central Ohio Hospital Board, the governor replied, he did not know.
Cases In Ohio Peaked In Seven Months, Health Leaders Sound The Alarm To Take Action
DeWine added that ”our numbers are increasing, in line with the resumption of school sessions,” as the delta variant is more contagious in the state. He praised the school for asking for masks from its students. It’s a way to ensure in-school learning, he said, learning in the classroom rather than remotely.
Due to the increase in the number of cases around Columbus, the hospital has begun postponing some elective surgery. Hospitals in the Cincinnati area did not take this measure yet.
However, Christa Hyson, a spokesperson for the Health Collaborative that manages the regional hospital’s response to the pandemic, says she is feeling an increase in the number of patients, mainly unvaccinated people infected with COVID.
During the hours on Wednesday, the Cincinnati Medical Center was so crowded and understaffed that it only accepted emergency victims with wounding, stroke, and burns. The tension lessened overnight, but Hyson said on Thursday that patients at some 40 regional hospitals were in a severe red zone, obscuring the jobs of nurses, doctors, and hospital workers.
“I have ample beds, and I have a good stock of PPE, but I can’t add more people,” Hyson said. “They can only supervise the number of beds and they can secure staff. If otherwise, the provider’s radio to the patient would be unmanageable.”
According to the Community Conditioning Daily Collaborative Panel, 2,416 patients were hospitalized Thursday, just below 205 “acute” stress levels. As of Thursday, 90 patients were treated in the region’s ICU. The critical stress threshold in the intensive care unit is 540.
According to the Ohio Department of Health, there were 5,395 cases of CORONA on Thursday, the most since January 28. An aggregate of 2,114 corona patients is in care throughout the state. “If this is what the southern regions are experiencing this will take approximately three to four weeks.”
Florida has been hit severely by the COVID. The Palm Beach Post reported Wednesday that Florida recorded more than 26,000 new cases, more than any other day during the pandemic. Klingler recommends that all Ohioans wear masks in public places and stay away from others whenever possible.
Dewin repeated this but stressed the requirement for unvaccinated people to do so. To date, around 6 million Ohio residents have been vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine, according to the state.