On Tuesday, Ohio set a record for new hospitalizations reported in 24 hours with 216. It was more than 50 admissions than the previous high reported in July, according to Gov. Mike DeWine.
“People’s lives are at stakes. We worry about our hospitals starting to fill up,” DeWine said. “We worry about long-term damage people may have as they recover.”
On Wednesday, Ohio reported 135 new hospitalizations, bringing the total to 17,523. ICU admissions increased by 35 for a total of 3,632.
There are 1,252 COVID-19 patients hospitalized across the state currently, with 386 of those patients in southwest Ohio.
While hospitals are not at capacity at this time, health officials are looking for signs of when the virus will peak.
Dr. Andy Thomas of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center said that currently there aren’t any clears signs of where cases and hospitalizations will level off.