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Health director gives update to COVID-19 spread in Ohio

Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 10:19 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ohio Department of Health provided an update Thursday on COVID-19 in Ohio.

Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff was joined by Dr. Brian Taylor and Dr. Hector Wong.

According to a news release, Dr. Taylor serves as Inpatient Medical Director at Central Ohio Primary Care Hospitalists. Dr. Wong is an ICU Physician and head of Critical Care at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

The press conference comes as some are raising concerns about hospital capacity in Ohio.

According to graphs produced by the state health department, just 22.3% of total inpatients beds in Ohio hospitals were available as of Wednesday. About 23% of ICU beds were available.

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