4,874 New COVID Cases in Ohio, 9,643 in PA

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 4,874 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Thursday, bringing the cumulative total during the pandemic to 888,590.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 9,643 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 834,048 COVID-19 cases, as well as 21,462 deaths, up 159 from the day before.

Ohio reported 266 new hospitalizations for a cumulative total of 45,952. Currently, there are 2,706 patients hospitalized in Ohio for COVID-19, of which 658 are in intensive care and 451 are on a ventilator.

There have been 11,070 deaths since the pandemic began in Ohio.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 494 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, down four from yesterday. Of those hospitalized, 95 are in ICU, down 15, and 63 are on a ventilator.

Since the start of the pandemic, 6,667 Ohioans have been admitted to ICU because of COVID-19. COVID-related deaths in Ohio totaled 11,070 Friday, up 64 from yesterday.

As of Jan. 28, there have been 758,651 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 6.49% of the state’s population.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 17,861 cases Friday, up 100 from yesterday, with 851 hospitalizations, up four, and 339 deaths. There have been 16,663 vaccine doses administered, or 7.29% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 13,126 cases in Trumbull County, up 63 from Thursday, with 939 hospitalizations, up three, and 320 deaths. There have been 11,788 vaccinations administered in the county, or 5.95% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 7,557 positive cases as of Friday, up 38, along with 443 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths. There have been 6,257 vaccinations in the county, or 6.14% of the population.

Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties are rated Red in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System, indicating very high exposure and spread. All 88 counties in the state are at least Orange level, indicating increased exposure and spread. No counties are rated Purple, the highest level of spread.

Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 775,353 are confirmed. ODH reported 113,237 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 11,070 total deaths, 9,861 are confirmed and another 1,209 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 5,999.

The ODH also reports a cumulative 45,952 hospitalizations, up 166 in the past day, of which 6,667 are intensive care admissions.

The state reports a presumed 770,597 Ohioans have recovered after testing positive. Presumed recovered is defined as cases with a symptom onset date of greater than 21 days prior who are not deceased, according to the ODH website.

As of Thursday, Ohio had conducted 8,982,880 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 7226,031 of the cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 108,017 are probable. There are currently 3,586 patients hospitalized, including 699 in the ICU. There are 425 are on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 21,462 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,611,366 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 81% have recovered. If a case has not been reported as a death and it is more than 30 days past the date of their first positive test or onset of symptoms, then the person is considered recovered, according to the health department’s website.

The health department reported Mercer County has 7,436 cases as of Friday, up 42 from the day before, and 220 deaths, up three, along with 24,747 negative tests. Lawrence County has 5,430 total cases, up 29 from Thursday, and 164 deaths, up one, as well as 16,547 negative tests.

Statewide, 546,600 partial vaccines have been administered and 173,238 full. In Mercer County, 5,400 partial vaccines and 1,425 full vaccines have been administered, along with 2,878 partial and 876 full vaccines in Lawrence County.

The figures are updated daily by the Ohio Department of Health at 2 p.m. and Pennsylvania Department of Health at noon.

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