Ohio, PA Each Report More Than 9,000 New COVID Cases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health Friday reported 9,684 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s cumulative count to 605,862.

The state also reported 398 new hospitalizations, bringing that cumulative total to 34,143. There are also 5,429 intensive care admissions, up 47 from yesterday. Deaths related to COVID-19 in Ohio also increased by 73 from Thursday to 7,967.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 9,320 new cases Friday, bringing the commonwealth’s total to 538,655.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 12,658 cases Friday, up 200 from the day before, with 769 hospitalizations, up five, and 311 deaths. The county has had 1,904 cases over the past two weeks, according to Ohio’s ZIP code case map. The 44512 ZIP code, Boardman, leads with 264; followed by 44515, Austintown, with 253; and 44514 Poland, with 206.

The ODH reports 9,432 cases in Trumbull County, 157 new, with 681 hospitalizations, three new, and 221 deaths. There have been 1,308 cases in the past two weeks, led by the 44483 ZIP code, Warren/Champion Heights, with 234; 44446, Niles/Girard, with 140; and 44484, Niles/Warren, with 131 cases.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 5,396 positive cases, up 56, along with 369 hospitalizations and 115 deaths. There have been 701 new cases over the past two weeks, according to the state ZIP code map, led by 43920 – Calcutta – with 192 cases and 44460 – Salem – with 120.

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, 550,468 are confirmed. ODH reported 55,394 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 7,967 total deaths, 7,298 are confirmed and another 669 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 9,812.

The ODH also reports cumulative 34,143 hospitalizations, of which 5,429 are intensive care admissions. The state reports a presumed 430,621 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 7,121,670 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

In Pennsylvania, 490,362 of the total cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and 48,293 are probable. There are 6,147 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the commonwealth, of whom 1,232 are in the ICU and 745 on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 13,608 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,118,874 were reported negative, the department reported Thursday. 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 4,939 cases, up 188, and 99 deaths – up nine – with 20,510 negative tests. Lawrence County has 3,536 total cases, 107 new, and 102 deaths – up four – as well as 13,470 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.