COLUMBUS, Ohio — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a previous story.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff and hospital leaders from across the state will hold a press conference on Tuesday to address COVID-19's impact on hospitals.
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The press conference, which will begin at 2 p.m. ET, will stream live in the video player above, as well as on WKYC's YouTube and Facebook pages.
In addition to DeWine and Vanderhoff, the following local hospital leaders will speak at Tuesday's press briefing:
- Alan Rivera, M.D., Hospitalist, Fulton County Health Center
- Suzanne Bennett, M.D., Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program Director, University of Cincinnati Health
- Terri Alexander, R.N., P.C.C.N., Summa Health (Akron)
- Joe Bates, R.N., B.S.N., Clinical Coordinator, Critical Care Unit, Genesis HealthCare System (Zanesville)
DeWine's press conference comes amid an ongoing rise in COVID-19 trends associated with the virus' Delta Variant. On Monday, Ohio reported 214 new COVID-19-related hospitalizations, with a total of 3,678 Ohioans currently hospitalized with COVID-19.
According to the state's online dashboard, Ohio currently has 24.4 percent of its total hospital beds and 21.45 percent of its ICU beds available. Meanwhile, 61.47 percent of the state's ventilators are currently available.
At a press briefing last week, DeWine discussed the impact that COVID-19 is still having on the state's schools. He also shared that the Ohio Children's Hospitals Association has asked that all school districts implement mask mandates -- although it is ultimately up to each district to set its own policy.
You can watch Tuesday's briefing in the player below: