Ohio Department of Health discusses rising number of COVID-19 hospitalizations

Published: Aug. 27, 2021 at 11:53 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 27, 2021 at 3:02 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff and hospital zone leaders from around the state held a news conference Friday afternoon regarding the rising number of COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Ohio health officials reported Friday in the past 24 hours 21 people were admitted to intensive care units at Ohio hospitals for Covid-19.

And, as of Friday, health officials reported 1,202,728 total coronavirus cases in the state since the start of the pandemic.

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A total of 20,799 Ohioans have died since the start of the pandemic; including, 70 deaths this week.

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