Ohio Hits Pandemic Milestone, Passes 900,000 COVID Cases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 3,657 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Tuesday, bringing the cumulative total during the pandemic to 902,736.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 4,410 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 850,488 COVID-19 cases, as well as 21,812 deaths, up 125 from Monday.

Ohio reported 221 new hospitalizations for a cumulative total of 46,659. Currently, there are 2,488 patients hospitalized in Ohio for COVID-19, down 33 from Monday, of which 641 are in intensive care, down 11, and 426 are on a ventilator, down 18.

There have been 11,336 deaths – 106 in the past day – since the pandemic began in Ohio.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 442 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, up seven from Monday. Of those hospitalized, 101 are in ICU, up one, and 62 are on a ventilator, up two.

Since the start of the pandemic, 6,730 Ohioans have been admitted to ICU because of COVID-19.

As of Feb. 1, there have been 882,796 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 7.55% of the state’s population.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 18,135 cases Tuesday, up 77 from yesterday, with 861 hospitalizations, up two, and 339 deaths. There have been 19,838 vaccine doses administered, or 8.67% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 13,329 cases in Trumbull County, up 56 from Monday, with 952 hospitalizations, up six, and 325 deaths, down one from what was reported yesterday. There have been 14,461 vaccinations administered in the county, or 7.3% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 7,634 positive cases as of Tuesday, up 16, along with 448 hospitalizations, up four, and 130 deaths, up five. There have been 7,150 vaccinations in the county, or 7.02% 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. No counties are rated Purple, the highest level of spread.

Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 785,395 are confirmed. ODH reported 117,341 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 11,336 total deaths, 10,084 are confirmed and another 1,252 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 5,228.

The ODH also reports a cumulative 46,659 hospitalizations, up 221 in the past day, of which 6,730 are intensive care admissions.

The state reports a presumed 793,766 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 Monday, Ohio had conducted 9,146,476 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 739,333 of the cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 111,155 are probable. There are currently 3,281 patients hospitalized, including 669 in the ICU. There are 380 are on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 21,812 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,656,629 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 82% 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 7,536 cases as of Tuesday, up 32 from the day before, and 225 deaths, up two, along with 25,131 negative tests. Lawrence County has 5,508 total cases, up 18 from Monday, and 170 deaths, up three, as well as 16,786 negative tests.

Statewide, 621,021 partial vaccines have been administered and 201,797 full. In Mercer County, 5,803 partial vaccines and 1,748 full vaccines have been administered, along with 3,752 partial and 955 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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