Ohio doctors sound alarm on hospital capacity for adult, pediatric COVID-19 patients

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Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 10:53 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff provided a regular COVID-19 update on Thursday morning.

The doctor was joined with Adena Health System’s chief clinical officer Dr. Kirk Tucker and Dr. Adam Mezoff, the chief medical officer for Dayton Children’s Hospital for 11 a.m. remarks.

Both Dr. Tucker and Dr. Mezoff expressed concern for the current hospital capacities in their respective regions.

“Our beds are literally full,” Dr. Mezoff, who deals primarily with children, said during Thursday’s remarks.

As of the start of this week, more than 58,000 eligible Ohioans between the ages of 12 and 25 years old have registered for the Vax-2-School scholarship incentives lottery.

While hospital capacities across the state remain elevated, Dr. Vanderhoff suggested that daily COVID-19 cases seem to have plateaued recently.

“We’re getting closer to be able to live the life the way we want to,” Dr. Vanderhoff added.

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