Ohio Department of Health provides COVID-19 pandemic update

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Department of Health officials and pediatric experts are providing an update on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff is joined for Thursday’s briefing by Sara Bode, a primary care pediatrician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, as well as Chair of Infectious Disease at Cleveland Clinic Steven Gordon. You can watch in the player below: 

Since reaching a pandemic high in mid-January, statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations have steadily decreased. During last week’s briefing, Dr. Vanderhoff said the 48% drop over the course of the past month has made health officials hopeful it will soon be time to shift focus on turning the pandemic into an endemic. 

The briefing comes as Pfizer continues to seek COVID-19 vaccine approval from U.S. regulators for kids between the ages of six months and four years old. That approval could come as soon as Feb. 15 and Ohio Department of Health officials confirmed the state has already begun preparing for vaccine rollout. 

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