COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – The Ohio Department of Health held a COVID-19 press conference Wednesday amid rising coronavirus cases

ODH has not held a briefing to update the status of COVID-19 across the state for several months.

The Ohio Hospital Association reports 607 people are currently hospitalized with COVID.

Admissions are up in every age group, except one, ages 40-49.

Cuyahoga County remains the only county in the state considered to have a high transmission status, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Courtesy: CDC

High transmission is considered 100 or more cases per 100,000 people.

However, most Northeast Ohio counties have increased to a substantial transmission status.

In late winter and early spring, Ohio had moved to low transmission in areas across the state.

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  • Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff is speaking with OhioHealth’s medical director of infectious diseases, Dr. Joe Gastaldo.
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