New Ohio Hospitalizations Double; PA Passes 18,000 Deaths

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 7,981 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s total to 792,938.

There were also 486 new hospitalizations – more than double the daily increase reported Monday – for a total of 41,863. Of those, 6,237 have been intensive care admissions. ODH reports 9,802 deaths from COVID-19, up 100 from the day before.

Statewide, 321,506 vaccinations have been administered, including 17,421 in the past 24 hours.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 8,275 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 733,429 COVID-19 cases, as well as 18,080 deaths, up 307 from Monday.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 16,219 cases Tuesday, up 115 from the day before, with 819 hospitalizations – one new admission– and 325 deaths. There have been 5,988 vaccine doses administered in the county, or 214 people vaccinated on Monday.

The ODH reports 11,921 cases in Trumbull County, or 140 new cases in the past 24 hours, with 845 hospitalizations, up six, and 290 deaths, up two. There have been 3,633 vaccines administered, up 185 from Monday.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 6,780 positive cases as of Tuesday, up 81, along with 422 hospitalizations, up three, and 122 deaths. There have been 2,246 vaccines administered in the county, or 60 in the past day.

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, 702,846 are confirmed. ODH reported 90,092 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 9,802 total deaths, 8,805 are confirmed and another 997 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 7,424, an increase from Monday’s figure after several consecutive days of decline.

The ODH also reports a cumulative 41,863 hospitalizations, of which 6,237 are intensive care admissions, including 49 in the last 24 hours. The state reports a presumed 648,724 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 8,225,635 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

In Pennsylvania, 650,116 of the cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 83,313 are probable. There are currently 5,204 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the commonwealth, of whom 1,060 are in the ICU and 6639 are on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 18,080 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,403,160 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 74% 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 6,750 cases as of Tuesday, up 78 from the day before, and 174 deaths, up two, along with 23,417 negative tests. Lawrence County has 4,871 total cases, up 45, and 140 deaths, as well as 15,295 negative tests.

Statewide, 281,305 partial vaccines have been administered and 30,172 full. In Mercer County, 2,111 partial vaccines and 91 full vaccines have been administered, along with 1,196 partial and 45 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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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.