Ohio Again Sets Record for New COVID-19 Cases, Total Passes 190K

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 2,425 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, setting a new record for the fifth time since last Oct. 14. In total, the state reports 190,430 cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began in mid-March.

As of Thursday, the state reported 17,682 hospitalizations – 159 over the past 24 hours – with 3,657 of those being admissions to intensive care. The current 21-day reported hospitalization average is 99.

The Ohio Department of Health also reports 5,161 deaths, up 12 from Wednesday.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 188,360 total cases, up 2,063 from Wednesday. The commonwealth also reported 1,042 hospitalizations, up 76 from Wednesday.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,709 cases – up 49 from Wednesday – with 557 hospitalizations and 286 deaths.

The ODH reports 2,270 cases in Trumbull County – up 23 from Wednesday – with 379 hospitalizations and 134 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,128 positive cases – 14 new cases since Wednesday – along with 235 hospitalizations and 87 deaths.

Mahoning County is rated Red in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System, indicating very high exposure and spread. Columbiana and Trumbull counties have an Orange rating, indicating increased exposure and spread.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 179,424 are confirmed. ODH reported 11,006 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 17,682 hospitalizations and 3,657 intensive care admissions, as well as 5,161 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,850 confirmed deaths and another 311 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,672, up from 52 from Wednesday.

The state reports a presumed 155,181 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.

Thus far, Ohio has conducted 4,044,119 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 188,360 total cases, with 1,042 people hospitalized and 110 on ventilators. The commonwealth reports 8,590 COVID-related deaths, or 30 in the past 24 hours. Of the cases reported, 180,483 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,185,079 were reported negative. With positive cases, 79% 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).

Mercer County has 948 total cases – up 19 from Wednesday – and 25 deaths with 13,597 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 777 total cases – 24 new cases from Wednesday – and 29 deaths, as well as 8,895 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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