The health care system in Ohio has begun to see the impact of a spike in new Ebola cases.
The Columbus Dispatch reported Wednesday that the number of new cases in Ohio rose from 10 in February to 34 in the past week.
The Dispatch also reported that Ohio’s largest hospital is closing its doors because of a growing Ebola outbreak.
The state has been grappling with a growing number of Ebola patients, with more than 10,000 people having tested positive in the first three weeks of the pandemic.
It is unclear if that will translate into an increase in the number or severity of infections in the state.
The number of Ohioans who have tested positive for the virus has also risen.
The Associated Press reported that more than 6,000 Ohioans have tested negative for the disease, up from 3,400 in the week before the pandemics peak.
More than 2,700 Ohioans are in isolation at the state’s medical facilities, up significantly from 1,900 in the previous week.
On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Health announced that more people have tested asymptomatic for Ebola in Ohio than in any other state.
In addition, more than 3,100 Ohioans were tested at Ohio hospitals for Ebola.
John Kasich, a Republican, said on Wednesday that Ohio will soon have its own state-run Ebola program.
It will have an enrollment capacity of about 1,500, Kasich said.
He said Ohio’s first full-time Ebola physician will start working there this week.