New COVID Cases in Ohio Up Slightly to 3,281

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — After hitting a three-week low, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Ohio rose slightly Wednesday, with 3,281 cases – 74 more than was reported the day before – bringing the cumulative total to 928,631.

The Buckeye State also reported 63 new deaths for a cumulative total of 11,856, as well as 227 new hospitalizations, bringing that total to 48,080 since the start of the pandemic.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 880,291 total cases on Wednesday, up 3,378, from yesterday as well as 22,745 deaths, up 125.

Currently in Ohio there are 1,922 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, down 52 from yesterday. Of those currently hospitalized, 508 are in intensive care and 330 are on a ventilator.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 337 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, down 10 from yesterday. There are 81 in ICU, down four, and 50 on a ventilator.

Since the start of the pandemic, 6,889 Ohioans have been admitted to ICU because of COVID-19, including 20 in the last 24 hours.

As of Feb. 10, there have been 1,106,417 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 9.47% of the state’s population. Of those vaccinated, 806,167 are White, 55,945 are Black; 25,047 are Asian; 1,845 are American Indian/Alaska Native; 4797 are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; and 4,230 are multiracial. There are 213,676 people listed as Unknown or Other that have been vaccinated. Of those vaccinated, 14,078 are listed as Hispanic or Latino.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 18,658 cases Wednesday up 79, with 895 hospitalizations, up four, and 345 deaths. There have been 26,644 vaccine doses administered, or 11.65% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 13,664 cases in Trumbull County, up 20, with 978 hospitalizations, up one, and 339 deaths. There have been 19,167 vaccinations administered in the county, or 9.68% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 7,810 positive cases as of Wednesday, 24 new cases, along with 456 hospitalizations, up one, and 132 deaths. There have been 9,954 vaccinations in the county, or 9.77% of the population.

The state’s 21-day reported case average is 4,105.

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, 803,885 are confirmed. ODH reported 124,746 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 11,856 total deaths, 10,522 are confirmed and another 1,334 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition.

The state reports a presumed 841,193 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 9,426,763 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 761,705 of the state’s 880,291 cases are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 118,586 are probable. There are currently 2,789 patients hospitalized, including 569 in the ICU. There are 293 are on a ventilator.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,725,236 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 86% 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 7,722 total cases as of Wednesday, up 15, and 233 deaths. Lawrence County has reported 5,716 cases, up 25, and 175 total deaths.

According to the commonwealth, 1,084,502 partial vaccines have been administered and 317,338 Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated. That includes 10,813 partial vaccinations and 3,070 full vaccinations in Mercer County, and 6,729 partial and 1,496 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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