ODH Reports 6,548 New COVID Cases, PA Rises to Almost 7,900

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health Monday reported 6,548 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the state’s cumulative count to 629,354, as well as 75 deaths to bring the total since mid-March to 8,122.

The state also reported 301 new hospitalizations, bringing that cumulative total to 35,048. There are also 5,537 intensive care admissions, up 37 from yesterday.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 7,887 new cases Monday, bringing the commonwealth’s total to 563,289.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 13,122 cases Monday, up 123 over the past 24 hours, with 773 hospitalizations and 311 deaths.

The ODH reports 9,781 cases in Trumbull County, 48 new cases since Sunday, with 704 hospitalizations and 220 deaths.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 5,538 positive cases as of Monday, up 42 from yesterday, along with 375 hospitalizations and 116 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.

Currently, Richland County is the only 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, 570,774 are confirmed. ODH reported 58,580 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 8,122 total deaths, 7,423 are confirmed and another 699 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 9,919.

The ODH also reports cumulative 35,048 hospitalizations, of which 5,537 are intensive care admissions. The state reports a presumed 454,354 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 7,271,494 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

In Pennsylvania, 511,985 of the total cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 51,604 are probable. There are 6,090 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the commonwealth, of whom 1,217 are in the ICU and 738 on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 13,981 total deaths, up 99 from Sunday.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,160,075 were reported negative, the department reported Thursday. With positive cases, 61% 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 5,241 cases as of Monday, up 75, and 105 deaths – up one – with 20,934 negative tests. Lawrence County has 3,741 total cases, 44 new cases since Sunday, and 107 deaths, as well as 13,767 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.