6,378 New COVID-19 Cases in Ohio, 5,984 in Pennsylvania

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 6,378 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Wednesday, bringing the cumulative total during the pandemic to 842,433.

There were also 404 new hospitalizations for a cumulative total of 44,009. Of those, 6,430 have been intensive care admissions. Deaths in Ohio total 10,409, up 73 from yesterday.

As of Jan. 19, there have been 456,131 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 3.9% of the state’s population. The ODH reports numbers for Jan. 20 were delayed as of this update.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 5,984 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 783,170 COVID-19 cases, as well as 19,868 deaths, up 401 from Tuesday.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 17,035 cases Wednesday, up 104 from yesterday, with 831 hospitalizations and 337 deaths. As of Jan. 19, there have been 8,600 vaccine doses administered, or 3.76% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 12,604 cases in Trumbull County, up 89 from Tuesday, with 911 hospitalizations, up five, and 311 deaths, up four. There have been 5,272 vaccinations in the county, as of Jan. 19, or 2.66% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 7,202 positive cases as of Wednesday, up 38, along with 435 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths. As of Jan. 19, 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, 740,926 are confirmed. ODH reported 101,507 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 10,409 total deaths, 9,313 are confirmed and another 1,096 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 7,223.

The ODH also reports a cumulative 44,009 hospitalizations, of which 6,430 are intensive care admissions, including 39 in the last 24 hours. Of the 3,566 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 870 are in the ICU and 562 are on a ventilator.

The state reports a presumed 704,045 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 Wednesday, Ohio had conducted 8,576,460 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 689,913 of the cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 93,257 are probable. There are currently 4,882 patients hospitalized, up 289 from yesterday. There are 889 are in the ICU with COVID-19 and 546 are on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 19,868 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,507,092 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 78% 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 7,090 cases as of Wednesday, up 31 from yesterday, and 203 deaths, up seven, along with 23,948 negative tests. Lawrence County has 5,166 total cases, up 38 from Tuesday, and 153 deaths, as well as 16,082 negative tests.

Statewide, 435,737 partial vaccines have been administered and 81,009 full. In Mercer County, 2,828 partial vaccines and 674 full vaccines have been administered, along with 1,823 partial and 401 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.