Ohio Reports Second Highest Day of New COVID-19 Cases at 1,527

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 78,742 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 1,527 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 103,396 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,187 cases, with 394 hospitalizations and 247 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and 10th in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 1,210 cases in Trumbull County with 255 hospitalizations and 85 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,477 positive cases, 164 hospitalizations and 62 deaths.

Trumbull and Mahoning counties are rated Orange in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System, while Columbiana County is Yellow.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 74,409 are confirmed. ODH reported 4,333 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 9,864 hospitalizations and 2,386 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,235 total deaths, which breaks down to 2,976 confirmed deaths and another 259 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day case average is 1,232.

The median age of those testing positive is 43. The state reports a presumed 54,426 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.)

Thus far, Ohio has conducted 1,217,262 tests. Of those testing positive, 9,243, or 12%, are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 103,396 total cases, with 735 hospitalizations, 93 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,063 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 100,483 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 968,081 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 75% 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 an individual is considered recovered, according to the health department’s website.)

Mercer County has 276 total cases and nine deaths with 6,392 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 257 total cases, nine deaths and 4,187 negative tests.

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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