This chart shows the most critical shortages of PPE in Ohio

Posted at 3:12 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 15:12:07-04

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.

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

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Hospitals are working to double what they currently have in order to anticipate for a surge.

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