Ohio Sets Record COVID Hospitalization Rate

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With 5,226 patient currently hospitalized for COVID-19, Ohio sets a record for in-patient hospitalizations for the second time this week.

Of those currently hospitalized, 1,233 are in intensive care and 693 are on a ventilator, according to date from the Ohio Department of Health

On Tuesday, the ODH reported 9,030 new cases since Monday for a total of 430,093, as well as 585 new hospitalizations. Since the start of the pandemic, Ohio has reported a cumulative 27,449 total hospitalizations with 4,729 of those ICU admissions.

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Health reports 367,140 cases of COVID-19, up 5,676 from Monday. The commonwealth also reported 4,744 current hospitalizations, up 113 from Monday, and 10,563 cumulative deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 8,647 cases, up 242 from Monday with 703 hospitalizations, up 10, and 302 deaths, up one. The county has had 1,786 cases over the past two weeks, according to Ohio’s ZIP code case map. The 44514 ZIP code, Poland, leads with 259; followed by 44512, Boardman, with 257 cases; and 44515, Austintown, with 238.

The ODH reports 6,413 cases in Trumbull County, up 161 new cases from Monday, with 558 hospitalizations, up 19, and 152 deaths, up two. There have been 1,316 cases in the past two weeks, led by the 44484 ZIP code, primarily Warren/Niles with 195 cases; 44483, Warren/Champion Heights with 182; and 44410, Cortland, with 150.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 3,952 positive cases, 50 new from Monday, along with four new hospitalizations, bringing the total to 318, and 100 deaths, up one. There have been 672 new cases over the past two weeks, according to the state ZIP code map, led by 43920 – Calcutta – with 180 cases, and 44460 – Salem – with 111.

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.

Montgomery, Lake, Lorain and Franklin counties are ranked Purple – the highest threat level – indicating severe exposure and spread and recommending that resident leave their homes only for supplies and services.

Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 406,780 are confirmed. ODH reported 23,313 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. The state also reports 6,548 total deaths – which breaks down to 6,111 confirmed deaths and another 437 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 8,029

The ODH also reports cumulative 27,449 hospitalizations, of which 4,729 are intensive care admissions, up 47 since Monday. The state reports a presumed 280,716 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 6,159,618 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 367,140 total cases, with 4,744 people hospitalized, 967 in ICU and 524 on a ventilator. The commonwealth reported 10,563 COVID-related deaths, up 180 from Monday. Of the total cases, 340,648 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,836,445 were reported negative. With positive cases, 60% 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 3,009 cases, or 124 new cases since Monday, and 51 deaths with 18,642 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 2,292 total cases, up 86 from Monday, and 69 deaths, as well as 11,982 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.