New COVID Cases Dip in Ohio to 2,909

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 2,909 new cases of COVID-19 in the state since Sunday, bringing the total since the pandemic started to 221,909.

The state also reported 19,402 total hospitalizations – up 182 from Sunday – with 3,899 of those being admissions to intensive care. The current 21-day reported hospitalization average is 141. The Ohio Department of Health also reports 5,340 deaths, up 37 from Sunday.

In Pennsylvania, the state’s Department of Health reports 211,996 cases of COVID-19, along with 1,352 current hospitalizations and 8,823 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 4,146 cases with 579 hospitalizations and 287 deaths.

The ODH reports 2,573 cases in Trumbull County, with 401 hospitalizations and 137 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,303 positive cases, along with 243 hospitalizations and 88 deaths.

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

Only two counties remain at the Yellow level – Noble and Monroe in southeastern Ohio – which signifies active exposure and spread. Those counties represent just one-fifth of 1% of the state’s total population.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 209,274 are confirmed. ODH reported 12,635 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. The state also reports 5,340 total deaths, which breaks down to 5,026 confirmed deaths and another 314 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 2,463.

The ODH also reports 19,402 hospitalizations, of which 3,899 are intensive care admissions. The state reports a presumed 171,657 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 4,552,268 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 211,996 total cases, with 1,352 people hospitalized and 124 on ventilators. The commonwealth reported 8,823 COVID-related deaths. Of the cases reported, 201,764 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,338,664 were reported negative. With positive cases, 76% 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 1,165 cases and 27 deaths with 14,907 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 1,003 total cases and 35 deaths, as well as 9,673 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.