Ohio, Pennsylvania Each Report More than 11K New COVID Cases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health Thursday reported 11,738 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 531,850.

The state also reported 111 new deaths, bringing the cumulative count to 7,298, and 452 new hospitalizations for COVID-19, 31 of which were intensive care admissions.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 11,972 new cases Thursday, bringing the commonwealth’s total to 457,289.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 11,096 cases, up 274 from Wednesday, with 742 hospitalizations, up three, and 310 deaths, up two. The county has had 2,324 cases over the past two weeks, according to Ohio’s ZIP code case map. The 44512 ZIP code, Boardman, leads with 375, followed by 44515, Austintown, with 319 and 44514, Poland, with 270.

The ODH reports 8,256 cases in Trumbull County, up 176 new cases from Wednesday, with 644 hospitalizations, up 12, and 172 deaths, up three. There have been 1,639 cases in the past two weeks, led by the 44483 ZIP code, Warren/Champion Heights, with 306; 44446, Niles/Girard, with 172; and 44484, primarily Warren/Niles, with 169 cases.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 4,837 positive cases, 105 new cases from Wednesday, along with 348 hospitalizations, eight more than reported Wednesday, and 109 deaths, up two. There have been 852 new cases over the past two weeks, according to the state ZIP code map, led by 43920 – Calcutta – with 234 cases and 44460 – Salem – with 169.

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, Medina, Summit, Portage and Stark counties are 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, 489,078 are confirmed. ODH reported 42,772 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 7,298 total deaths, 6,772 are confirmed and another 526 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 9,773.

The ODH also reports cumulative 31,142 hospitalizations, of which 5,090 are intensive care admissions, up 31 since Wednesday. The state reports a presumed 361,308 Ohioans have recovered after testing positive, up 10,040 since Wednesday. 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 Thursday, Ohio had conducted 6,663,942 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

In Pennsylvania, 422,039 of the total cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and 35,250 are probable. There are 5,877 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the commonwealth, of whom 1,218 are in the ICU and 675 on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 12,010 total deaths, up 248 from Wednesday.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,993,507 were reported negative, the department reported Monday. With positive cases, 58% 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.

On Thursday, the health department reported Mercer County has 4,010 cases, or 100 new cases since Wednesday, and 66 deaths – four new deaths – with 19,741 negative tests. Lawrence County has 2,931 total cases, up 69 from Wednesday, and 87 deaths – one since Wednesday – as well as 12,630 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.