COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said during his daily press briefing that the state is still in need of personal protective equipment, and he provided some stats to show where the needs are.
Hospitals very much need face shields, N95 respirators and face masks.
This graph is talking about levels of #PPE - what our hospitals have. The yellow shows critical shortages. We are working to double the current capacity. They need all the increased equipment, staff, and location. pic.twitter.com/K8DWg3KzBE— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 30, 2020
State officials said that taking care of a patient who is in intensive care for a 24-hour shift requires:
- 36 pairs of gloves
- 14 gowns
- 3 pairs of goggles
- 13 N-95 face masks
Hospitals are working to double what they currently have in order to anticipate for a surge.
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