4,989 New COVID-19 Cases in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 4,989 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Tuesday, bringing the cumulative total during the pandemic to 836,055.

There were also 254 new hospitalizations for a cumulative total of 43,605. Of those, 6,391 have been intensive care admissions. Deaths in Ohio total 10,336, up 55 from yesterday.

There have been 456,131 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 3.9% of the state’s population.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 5,409 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 777,186 COVID-19 cases, as well as 19,467 deaths, up 77 from Monday.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 16,931 cases Tuesday, up 116 from yesterday, with 828 hospitalizations and 337 deaths, up one. There have been 8,600 vaccine doses administered, or 3.76% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 12,515 cases in Trumbull County, up 70 from Monday, with 906 hospitalizations, up seven, and 307 deaths, up one. There have been 5,1272 vaccinations in the county, or 2.66% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 7,164 positive cases as of Tuesday, up 47, along with 435 hospitalizations, up one, and 124 deaths. There have been 3,059 vaccinations in the county, or 3% 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, with Hamilton County being the only rated Purple, the highest level of spread.

Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 736,291 are confirmed. ODH reported 99,764 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 10,336 total deaths, 9,252 are confirmed and another 1,084 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 7,309.

The ODH also reports a cumulative 43,605 hospitalizations, of which 6,391 are intensive care admissions, including 20 in the last 24 hours. The state reports a presumed 694,905 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 Monday, Ohio had conducted 8,554,113 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 685,545 of the cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 91,641 are probable. There are currently 4,593 patients hospitalized, up 111 from yesterday. There are 918 are in the ICU with COVID-19 and 564 are on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 19,467 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,494,279 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 77% 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 7,059 cases as of Tuesday, up 41 from yesterday, and 196 deaths, up three, along with 23,901 negative tests. Lawrence County has 5,128 total cases, up 40 from Monday, and 150 deaths, as well as 15,983 negative tests.

Statewide, 409,438 partial vaccines have been administered and 68,491 full. In Mercer County, 3,378 partial vaccines and 504 full vaccines have been administered, along with 2,094 partial and 261 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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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.