Ohio virus hospitalizations hit new high, topping April mark



COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio hospitals are seeing their highest number of patients with the coronavirus since the pandemic began. The state’s health department said Wednesday that 1,122 people were being treated in Ohio’s hospitals as of Tuesday. That includes 348 intensive care patients. That overall total tops the previous high number in late April when the state had just over 1,100 patients with COVID-19. Ohio health director Lance Himes says those who are testing positive are increasingly younger. He says the increasing numbers show the need to keep up with wearing masks and social distancing.

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