ODH director: Highest concentration of COVID-19 hospitalizations occurring in Northeast Ohio

Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 9:44 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 2, 2021 at 1:57 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The director of the Ohio Department of Health, along with several leading health experts from around the state, held a Thursday afternoon briefing to discuss the latest developments in the fight against COVID-19.

Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff will be joined by Dr. Andy Thomas, of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Dr. Steve Gordon, with the Cleveland Clinic Department of Infectious Disease, and Dr. Carri Warshak, with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, for the 2 p.m. briefing.

Dr. Vanderhoff said during Thursday’s briefing that the highest concentration of coronavirus-related hospitalizations is currently in Northeast Ohio.

The current number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ohio is the highest since Jan. 12.

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Thursday, December 2, 2021

The briefing from Ohio’s health expert comes as concerns over rising COVID-19 cases continues to increase due to the omicron variant. The first case of the omicron variant in the United States was identified in a person in California on Wednesday.

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