New COVID Cases in Ohio Rise by 2,775

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 2,775 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Tuesday, bring the total since the start of the pandemic to 958,153.

The state’s 21-day reported case average is 2,639. The daily peak for new cases was 11,252 on Dec. 12.

The state also reported a total of 16,968 deaths, an increase of 94 from Monday, as well as 49,651 hospitalizations because of COVID-19, including 159 in the past 24 hours. Of the total hospitalizations, 7,073 have been admitted to intensive care.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 917,848 total cases on Tuesday, an increase of 2,830 from the day before, as well as 23,711 deaths, up 97.

Currently in Ohio there are 1,359 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, down 15 from yesterday, including 366 in intensive care and 242 on a ventilator.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 236 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, up one from Monday, including 50 in the ICU and 29 on a ventilator.

As of Feb. 21, there have been 1,474,872 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 12.62% of the state’s population. Of those vaccinated, 1,127,546 are White, 79,586 are Black; 30,404 are Asian; 18,223 are Hispanic or Latino; 2,458 are American Indian/Alaska Native; 749 are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; 5,097 are multiracial. There are 229,038 people listed as Unknown or Other that have been vaccinated.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 19,251 cases Tuesday, up 68 from yesterday, with 910 hospitalizations and 533 deaths, up one. There have been 34,464 vaccine doses administered, or 15,07% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 14,136 cases in Trumbull County, or 60 new cases, with 1,010 hospitalizations, up seven, and 454 deaths, up five. There have been 25,267 vaccinations administered in the county, or 12.76% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 8,049 positive cases as of Tuesday, up 20 from the day before, along with 462 hospitalizations and 179 deaths, up two. There have been 12,655 vaccinations in the county, or 12.42% 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, 823,091 are confirmed. ODH reported 135,062 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 16,968 total deaths, 14,430 are confirmed and another 2,538 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition.

The state reports a presumed 894,113 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 Wednesday, Ohio had conducted 9,830,863 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 790,728 of the state’s 917,848 cases are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 127,120 are probable. There are currently 1,963 patients hospitalized, including 418 in the ICU. There are 240 are on a ventilator.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,834,470 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 89% 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 state reports Mercer County has seen 7,958 total cases as of Tuesday, up 23 from the day before, and 237 deaths. Lawrence County has reported 5,944 cases, up 15, and 181 total deaths, up one.

According to the commonwealth, 1,474,479 partial vaccines have been administered and 559,644 Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated. That includes 18,651 partial vaccinations and 5,033 full vaccinations in Mercer County and 10,877 partial and 3,033 full vaccinations 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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