New Coronavirus Cases in Ohio Total 10,359

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health Friday reported 10,359 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 542,209.

The state also reported 128 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative count to 7,426, and 394 new hospitalizations for COVID-19, 44 of which were intensive care admissions.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 12,745 new cases Friday, bringing the commonwealth’s total to 470,034.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 11,297 cases, up 201 from Thursday, with 741 hospitalizations, down one from what was reported yesterday, and 311 deaths, up tone. The county has had 2,338 cases over the past two weeks, according to Ohio’s ZIP code case map. The 44512 ZIP code, Boardman, leads with 363, followed by 44515, Austintown, with 289 and 44514, Poland, with 286.

The ODH reports 8,426 cases in Trumbull County, up 170 from Thursday, with 652 hospitalizations, up eight, and 174 deaths, up two. There have been 1,597 cases in the past two weeks, led by the 44483 ZIP code, Warren/Champion Heights, with 279; 44484, primarily Warren/Niles, with 170 cases; and 44446, Niles/Girard, with 161.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 4,915 positive cases, 78 new cases from Thursday, along with 350 hospitalizations, up two, and 110 deaths, up one. There have been 848 new cases over the past two weeks, according to the state ZIP code map, led by 43920 – Calcutta – with 2226 cases and 44460 – Salem – with 174.

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.

Currently, Richland, Medina, Summit, Portage and Stark counties are ranked Purple – the highest threat level – indicating severe exposure and spread and recommending that residents leave their homes only for supplies and services.

Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 497,565 are confirmed. ODH reported 44,644 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 7,426 total deaths, 6,864 are confirmed and another 562 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 9,847.

The ODH also reports cumulative 31,536 hospitalizations, of which 5,134 are intensive care admissions, up 44 since Thursday. The state reports a presumed 372,932 Ohioans have recovered after testing positive, up 11,624 since Thursday. 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 Friday, Ohio had conducted 6,727,663 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

In Pennsylvania, 432,023 of the total cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and 38,011 are probable. There are 5,668 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the commonwealth, of whom 1,115 are in the ICU and 651 on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 12,235 total deaths, up 225 from Thursday.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,009,510 were reported negative, the department reported Monday. With positive cases, 58% 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.

On Friday, the health department reported Mercer County has 4,164 cases, or 154 new cases since Thursday, and 68 deaths – two new deaths – with 19,800 negative tests. Lawrence County has 3,036 total cases, up 105 from Thursday, and 87 deaths, as well as 12,709 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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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.