New COVID Cases in Ohio Drop to 3,683

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 3,683 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Friday, bringing the cumulative total during the pandemic to 914,530.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 4,688 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 861,674, as well as 22,239 deaths, up 138 from Thursday.

Ohio reported 228 new hospitalizations for a cumulative total of 47,338. Currently, there are 2,170 patients hospitalized in Ohio for COVID-19, of which 552 are in intensive care and 377 are on a ventilator.

There have been 11,571 deaths – 62 in the past day – since the pandemic began in Ohio.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 372 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, down 19 from yesterday. There are 83 in ICU and 54 on a ventilator. Since the start of the pandemic, 6,821 Ohioans have been admitted to ICU because of COVID-19, up 21 in the last 24 hours.

As of Feb. 3, there have been 974,586 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 8.34% of the state’s population. Of those vaccinated, 669,831 are White, 46,845 are Black, 21,677 are Asian, 1,444 are American Indian/Alaska Native, 400 are Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander, 388 are multiracial. There are 234,001 people listed as Unknown or Other that have been vaccinated.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 18,390 cases Friday, up 75 from yesterday, with 883 hospitalizations, up 14, and 340 deaths. There have been 21,992 vaccine doses administered, or 9.62% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 13,486 cases in Trumbull County, up 44 from Thursday, with 962 hospitalizations, up one, and 332 deaths, up one. There have been 16,824 vaccinations administered in the county, or 8.5% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 7,722 positive cases as of Friday, up 29, along with 452 hospitalizations, up one, and 132 deaths, up one. There have been 8,802 vaccinations in the county, or 7.93% of the population.

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. No counties are rated Purple, the highest level of spread.

Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 793,822 are confirmed. ODH reported 120,708 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 11,571 total deaths, 10,270 are confirmed and another 1,301 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 4,766.

The state reports a presumed 812,707 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.

As of Friday, Ohio had conducted 9,265,442 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 746,838 of the cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 114,836 are probable. There are currently 3,041 patients hospitalized, including 644 in the ICU. There are 371 are on a ventilator.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,678,224 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 84% 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.

The health department reported Mercer County has 7,609 cases as of Friday, up 25 from the day before, and 230 deaths, up two, along with 25,348 negative tests. Lawrence County has 5,588 total cases, up 23 from Thursday, and 174 deaths, down one from what was reported yesterday, as well as 16,927 negative tests.

Statewide, 918,210 partial vaccines have been administered and 246,390 full. In Mercer County, 8,981 partial vaccines and 2,136 full vaccines have been administered, along with 5,548 partial and 1,076 full vaccines in Lawrence County.

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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