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Dr. Amy Acton: Ohio's coronavirus peak projects for 10,000 new daily cases in late-April

Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton said on Friday that Ohio's coronavirus peak is currently projected at 10,000 new daily cases.

On Thursday, Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton said that the state's coronavirus (COVID-19) peak currently projects between 6,000-8,000 new daily cases.

That number has since gone up.

On Friday, Acton revealed that the latest projections call for Ohio's peak to include 10,000 new daily coronavirus cases. That peak is currently slated for late-April.

While admittedly jarring, those numbers are significantly lower than what Ohio would be seeing without the social distancing measures it has put in place over the course of the last two weeks. Those projections show that Ohio would currently be in the midst of its coronavirus peak with 51,000 new daily cases.

Also on Friday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine shared that the Cleveland Clinic is currently projecting for the state's hospitals to get with a surge of cases in the next two weeks. Those same projections show that with social distancing measures in place, Ohio's peak will be pushed back to late-May.

With the current 10,000 new daily cases projection, DeWine said Ohio will need to double or even triple its hospital capacity in order to accommodate. Earlier this week, DeWine shared that the state is looking to convert hotel and dorm rooms across the state in order to increase hospital capacity.

As of Friday, Ohio has had 1,137 positive coronavirus cases, 276 of which have resulted in hospitalization and 19 deaths. Since this past Monday, a stay-at-home order until at least April 6 has been in place.

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