The Ohio Department of Health reported Wednesday that there have been 3,863 COVID-19 deaths and more than 44,000 COVID-19 cases in the state’s long-term care facilities.
According to the state, there have been 3,494 COVID-19 deaths in these facilities since April 15, and 369 prior to that date.
Franklin County has the most long-term care facility deaths with 415.
The state said Wednesday there have been 44,793 COVID-19 cases in these facilities since April 15.
Currently, there are 4,096 cases among residents and 2,907 cases among staff members.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently said healthcare workers and nursing home residents should be among the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine once it has been approved.
In an effort to protect residents and staff members, Gov. Mike DeWine recently announced the creation of a new program that will help improve indoor air quality and reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in nursing homes, assisted living centers, and adult day centers.
On Wednesday, COVID-19 cases increased by 7,835 to 437,928, deaths rose by 123 to 6,671, and hospitalizations rose by 436 to 27,885.