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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 04:14 AM

Current COVID-19 hospitalization levels reach record high

Hospital rolls of COVID-19 patients soared to a record high Wednesday as a month-long surge in new cases has spilled over into Ohio’s hospitalization counts.

On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Health reported there are nearly 1,100 Ohioans currently in the hospital with COVID-19, the respiratory and vascular disease caused by the new coronavirus.

The active patient load peaked in early May (when the state began reporting the data point) with about 1,050 people hospitalized. It then tumbled down to a low in late June before marching upward ever since.

“We’re at a tipping point,” Gov. Mike DeWine said to reporters Wednesday. “This thing could go either way. We have it within our control how bad the situation is going to get with our hospitals.”

Read more: https://ohiocapitaljournal.com/2020/07/23/current-covid-19-hospitalization-levels-reach-record-high/

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