Cincinnati, Ohio (March 26, 2020)—As Ohio logs hundreds of new coronavirus cases every day, concerns are growing about the state's hospital systems and their ability to handle an expected influx of patients.
When Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton talk about "flattening the curve" — slowing the growth of infections and spreading them out over time — they’re hoping to reduce the load on Ohio hospital systems.
Several Ohio hospitals are working with Battelle, a research institute based in Columbus, to find ways to clean PPE so they can be reused.
Ohio Health, Wexner Medical Center and Mount Carmel are all working together to collect donations of PPE. They've opened drive-up drop-off sites that allow people to donate supplies without ever leaving their vehicles.
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