New COVID Hospitalizations in Ohio Skyrocket

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health Monday reported 7,526 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, as well as 560 new hospitalizations, marking the fourth straight day that figure has increased.

On Monday, the health department reported 290 hospitalizations over the course of the holiday weekend.

Since the start of the pandemic, the ODH reports a cumulative 682,570 total cases, 8,722 deaths and 37,636 hospitalizations, of whom 5,801 are intensive care admissions.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 8,545 new cases Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 622,349. The state also reported 267 new deaths, for a cumulative total of 15,353.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 14,418 cases Tuesday, up 109 from the day before, with 796 hospitalizations, up 10, and 312 deaths.

The ODH reports 10,659 cases in Trumbull County, up 133 from Monday, with 764 hospitalizations, up 133, and 263 deaths, up 11.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 6,015 positive cases as of Tuesday, up 79, along with 3896 hospitalizations, up 16, and 119 deaths.

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 currently 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, 614,031 are confirmed. ODH reported 68,539 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 8,722 total deaths, 7,903 are confirmed and another 819 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 8,217.

The ODH also reports a cumulative 37,636 hospitalizations, of which 5,801 are intensive care admissions, including 30 in the last 24 hours. The state reports a presumed 535,487 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 Monday, Ohio had conducted 7,597,911 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

In Pennsylvania, 560,035 of the total cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 62,314 are probable. There are 6,022 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the commonwealth, of whom 1,174 are in the ICU and 698 on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 15,353 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,244,103 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 65% 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 5,808 cases as of Tuesday, up 87 from the day before, and 129 deaths, up two, with 21,757 negative tests. Lawrence County has 4,162 total cases, up 81 from yesterday, and 121 deaths, as well as 14,365 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.