Ohio and PA Each Report 5,000-Plus New Covid Cases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 5,366 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Wednesday, bringing the cumulative total during the pandemic to 878,284.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 5,874 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 818,369 COVID-19 cases, as well as 21,105 deaths, up 222 from the day before.

Ohio reported 254 new hospitalizations for a cumulative total of 45,530. Currently, there are 2,944 patients hospitalized in Ohio for COVID-19, of which 735 are in intensive care and 482 are on a ventilator.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 513 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, down 17 from yesterday. Of those hospitalized, 109 are in ICU, down four, and 70 are on a ventilator.

Since the start of the pandemic, 6,621 Ohioans have been admitted to ICU because of COVID-19. COVID-related deaths in Ohio totaled 10,931 Wednesday, up 75 from yesterday.

As of Jan. 26, there have been 682,705 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 5.84% of the state’s population.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 17,654 cases Wednesday, up 93 from yesterday, with 845 hospitalizations, up one, and 339 deaths. There have been 15,111 vaccine doses administered, or 6.61% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 13,009 cases in Trumbull County, up 29 from Tuesday, with 933 hospitalizations, up five, and 319 deaths. There have been 9,581 vaccinations administered in the county, or 4.84% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 7,468 positive cases as of Wednesday, up 35, along with 443 hospitalizations, up one, and 124 deaths. There have been 5,410 vaccinations in the county, or 5.31% of the population.

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, with Hamilton County being the only rated Purple, the highest level of spread.

Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 767,576 are confirmed. ODH reported 110,708 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 10,931 total deaths, 9,737 are confirmed and another 1,194 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 6,451.

The ODH also reports a cumulative 45,530 hospitalizations, of which 6,621 are intensive care admissions, including 21 in the last 24 hours.

The state reports a presumed 757,003 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 Wednesday, Ohio had conducted 8,872,864 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 718,386 of the cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 99,983 are probable. There are currently 3,768 patients hospitalized, including 759 in the ICU. There are 447 are on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 21,105 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,590,184 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 80% 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 7,352 cases as of Wednesday, up 28 from the day before, and 215 deaths, along with 24,547 negative tests. Lawrence County has 5,372 total cases, up 28 from Tuesday, and 163 deaths, up two, as well as 16,443 negative tests.

Statewide, 491,881 partial vaccines have been administered and 139,542 full. In Mercer County, 4,829 partial vaccines and 1,101 full vaccines have been administered, along with 2,614 partial and 694 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.