Public Health gave update on spread of COVID-19 in Montgomery County

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery County held a briefing focused on the spread of COVID-19 throughout the community Thursday.

Health Commissioner Jeff Cooper said that the county has averaged 366 cases per 100,000 people. He said that we are headed in the wrong direction for a number of the states COVID-19 indicators.

Cooper said that we need to dismiss the notion that we can’t do anything to prevent this and instead should get back to the basics with things like social distancing, wearing masks and washing your hands.

Mayor Nan Whaley said we might be tired of the pandemic but we can’t let up, that lives are at stake. This might mean passing on social events, especially with Thanksgiving and Christmas are on the horizon.

Sarah Hackenbracth, president and CEO of the Greater Dayton Area Hosptial Association, said they’re seeing double the number of hospital admissions for patients with COVID-19.

WDTN.com will update this story with more information when it is available.


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