Current Surge in Cases Tracked in Two New COVID Maps
Governor DeWine announced two new maps yesterday for tracking the severity of the spread of COVID-19 across Ohio. Both maps were created by the Ohio Department of Health.
The first map measures cases per capita over time, or cases per 100,000 residents over two weeks. This is a time-lapse map based on the list of counties showing increased case numbers and tracks the levels of spread from week to week.
The second map is a Regional COVID-19 ICU Utilization map. This will track the percent of the overall ICU patient population to indicate what percent are COVID patients.
The map will also show each region’s hospital preparedness.
The governor stated that in comparison to August, Ohio is now at 31 percent or 1 in 3 patients in the ICU being COVID patients.
No numbers will be reported by the Ohio Department of Health on December 25 in observance of the holiday. Daily number reporting will resume on December 26 with total numbers from December 25 and December 26.
Both maps will be updated weekly, every Thursday and can be found at coronavirus.ohio.gov.