Ohio Approaches 9,000 New Daily Cases, Breaking Record

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports a record 8,808 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours – nearly 1,000 more than the previous daily record – bringing the total to 335,423 cases in the state.

The state also reported 23,958 total hospitalizations – up 398 from Thursday – with 4,360 of those being admissions to intensive care. The Ohio Department of Health also reports 5,955 deaths, or 65 over the past 24 hours.

The state’s ZIP code map was not updated at 2 p.m. with the rest of the daily figures.

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Health reports 295,786 cases of COVID-19, up 6,808 from Thursday. The commonwealth also reported 3,162 current hospitalizations and 9,689 total deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 6,549 cases – up 318 since Thursday – with 655 hospitalizations and two new deaths to bring the total to 299. The county has had 1,237 cases over the past two weeks, according to Ohio’s ZIP code case map. The 44514 ZIP code, primarily Poland, has the most cases over the past two weeks 171, followed closely by 44512, primarily Boardman, with 167. The 44515 ZIP code, Austintown, has 155 cases in the past two weeks.

The ODH reports 4,682 cases in Trumbull County, up 216 since Thursday, with 484 hospitalizations and 143 deaths, one death in the past 24 hours. There have been 1,109 cases in the past two weeks, led by the 44410 ZIP code – Cortland – with 159 cases. Tied for the second-most cases are 44484 and 44483 – eastern Warren and northern Warren and Champion Township, respectively – with 238, followed closely by 44446, Niles, with 136.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 3,165 positive cases, up 113, along with 282 hospitalizations and 95 deaths. There have been 510 cases over the past two weeks, according to the state ZIP code map, led by 44460 – Salem – with 121 cases, and 43920 – Calcutta – with 116.

Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties are rated Red in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System, indicating very high exposure and spread. Columbiana County’s rating is an upgrade from the Orange level; the change was made Thursday.

All 88 counties in the state are at least Orange level, indicating increased exposure and spread. Franklin County is the only Purple level county, 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, 318,151 are confirmed. ODH reported 17,272 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. The state also reports 5,955 total deaths, which breaks down to 5,578 confirmed deaths and another 377 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition.

The ODH also reports 23,958 hospitalizations, of which 4,360 are intensive care admissions. The state reports a presumed 220,281 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 5,526,917 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 295,786 total cases, with 3,162 people hospitalized and 351 on a ventilator. The commonwealth reported 9,689 COVID-related deaths. Of the total cases, 276,455 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,648,670 were reported negative. With positive cases, 65% 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 2,198 cases, or 56 new cases since Thursday, and 33 deaths – up one – with 17,017 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 1,776 total cases, up 51, and 61 deaths – two since Thursday – as well as 11,130 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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