For 4th Time in Past Week, Ohio Sets Record for New Virus Cases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 2,366 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, setting a new record for the fourth time since last Wednesday. In total, the state reports 188,005 cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began in mid-March.

As of Wednesday, the state reported 17,523 hospitalizations with 3,632 of those being admissions to intensive care. The current 21-day reported hospitalization average is 96.

The Ohio Department of Health also reports 5,149 deaths, up 66 from Tuesday.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 186,297 total cases, up 1,425 from Tuesday. The commonwealth also reported 966 hospitalizations, up 48 from Tuesday.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,660 cases – up 25 from Tuesday – with 554 hospitalizations and 286 deaths. Mahoning County Public Health reports 3,648 cases and 285 deaths as of Wednesday.

The ODH reports 2,247 cases in Trumbull County – up 26 from Tuesday – with 377 hospitalizations and 134 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,114 positive cases – 13 new cases since Tuesday – along with 235 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, 177,098 are confirmed. ODH reported 10,907 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 17,523 hospitalizations and 3,632 intensive care admissions, as well as 5,149 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,839 confirmed deaths and another 310 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,620, up from 61 from Tuesday.

The state reports a presumed 153,769 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 4,000,606 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 186,297 total cases, with 966 people hospitalized and 104 on ventilators. The commonwealth reports 8,562 COVID-related deaths thus far. Of the cases reported, 178,648 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,167,536 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 929 total cases – up 13 from Tuesday – and 25 deaths with 13,471 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 753 total cases – 12 new cases from Tuesday – and 27 deaths, as well as 8,846 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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