Ohio Passes 10,000 Coronavirus Deaths

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Ohio hit a sobering milestone, surpassing more than 10,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began 10 months ago.

In its daily update, the Ohio Department of Health reported 10,057 deaths from the coronavirus, including 67 in the past day.

The Ohio Department of Health reports 7,149 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s total to 814,442

There were also 316 new hospitalizations for a cumulative total of 42,151. Of those, 6,328 have been intensive care admissions.

There have been 388,383 vaccinations administered in Ohio, including 26,859 in the past day.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 6,047 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 754,611 COVID-19 cases, as well as 18,957 deaths, up 485 from Thursday.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 16,567 cases Friday, up 137 from the day before, with 825 hospitalizations and 335 deaths, up one. There have been 7,653 vaccine doses administered.

The ODH reports 12,227 cases in Trumbull County, or 131 new cases in the past 24 hours, with 880 hospitalizations and 299 deaths. There have been 4,655 vaccinations in Trumbull County.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 6,971 positive cases as of Friday, up 49, along with 433 hospitalizations and 124 deaths. There have been 2,685 vaccinations in the county.

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, 719,642 are confirmed. ODH reported 94,800 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 10,057 total deaths, 9,030 are confirmed and another 1,027 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 7,657, an increase from Monday’s figure after several consecutive days of decline.

The ODH also reports a cumulative 42,807 hospitalizations, of which 6,328 are intensive care admissions, including 316 in the last 24 hours. The state reports a presumed 669,448 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 8,368,521 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 666,521 of the cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 88,090 are probable. There are currently 4,848 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the commonwealth, of whom 1,010 are in the ICU and 604 are on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 18,957 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,440,494 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 76% 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 6,905 cases as of Friday, up 51 from the day before, and 186 deaths, up four, along with 23,592 negative tests. Lawrence County has 4,992 total cases, up 25, and 144 deaths, up one, as well as 15,558 negative tests.

Statewide, 349,101 partial vaccines have been administered and 58,116 full. In Mercer County, 2,840 partial vaccines and 442 full vaccines have been administered, along with 1,587 partial and 242 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.