Ohio COVID-19 Hospitalizations Spike to Highest Level

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reported 216 new hospitalizations in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day increase since the state began tracking data.

As of Tuesday, the state reported 17,388 hospitalizations with 3,597 of those being admissions to intensive care. The current 21-day reported hospitalization average is 94. The ODH also reported 2,015 new cases since Monday, for a total of 185,639 cases.

“So far, Ohio’s hospitals still have adequate remaining capacity to care for everyone who is sick, but our hospitalizations are already breaking records, and we are not seeing any signs of Ohio’s case numbers slowing down,” said Gov. DeWine. “If we don’t buckle down, wear our masks, and take care of each other, I am very concerned that our hospitals will begin to fill up. We pushed this virus down before, and it’s up to all of us to do it again.”

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 184,872 total cases, up 1,557 from Monday. The commonwealth also reported 918 hospitalizations, up 48 from Monday.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,635 cases – up 30 from Monday – with 551 hospitalizations and 283 deaths. Mahoning County Public Health reports 3,599 cases as of Monday.

The ODH reports 2,221 cases in Trumbull County – up 13 from Monday – with 373 hospitalizations and 134 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,101 positive cases – five new cases since Monday – along with 234 hospitalizations and 87 deaths.

Mahoning County is rated Red in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System, indicating very high exposure and spread. Columbiana and Trumbull counties have an Orange rating, indicating increased exposure and spread.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 174,859 are confirmed. ODH reported 10,780 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 17,388 hospitalizations and 3,597 intensive care admissions, as well as 5,083 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,775 confirmed deaths and another 308 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,559, up from 44 from Monday.

The state reports a presumed 152,460 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 3,968,634 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 184,872 total cases, with 918 people hospitalized and 94 on ventilators. The commonwealth reports 8,533 COVID-related deaths thus far. Of the cases reported, 177,409 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,155,639 were reported negative. With positive cases, 79% 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).

Mercer County has 916 total cases – up 22 from Monday – and 25 deaths with 13,405 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 741 total cases – 13 new cases from Monday – and 26 deaths, as well as 8,762 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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