For Third Straight Day, Ohio Sets Record for New COVID-19 Cases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reported a new record of 2,178 new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 175,843.

The state also reports 5,038 total deaths – up five since Wednesday – and 16,824 hospitalizations, up 108 from the day before. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 177,520 total cases – up 1,598 from Wednesday – and 8,432 deaths, up 21.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,476 cases – up 51 from Wednesday – with 536 hospitalizations and 283 deaths.

The ODH reports 2,125 cases in Trumbull County – up 11 from Tuesday – with 362 hospitalizations and 134 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,053 positive cases – 11 new cases – along with 231 hospitalizations and 86 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 – Trumbull was downgraded from the Red rating it had Wednesday – have an Orange rating, indicating increased exposure and spread.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 165,627 are confirmed. ODH reported 10,216 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 16,824 hospitalizations and 3,507 intensive care admissions, as well as 5,038 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,730 confirmed deaths and another 308 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,338, up from 56 from Wednesday.

The state reports a presumed 147,063 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 3,750,763 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 177,520 total cases, with 799 people hospitalized and 94 on ventilators. The commonwealth reports 8,432 COVID-related deaths thus far. Of the cases reported, 170,794 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,089,197 were reported negative. With positive cases, 80% 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 862 total cases – up 15 from Wednesday – and 25 deaths with 13,023 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 681 total cases – 28 new cases from Wednesday – and 24 deaths, as well as 8,493 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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