Ohio Reports 10,251 New COVID Cases, PA Reports 9,698

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 10,251 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s total to 753,068.

There were also 365 new hospitalizations for a total of 40,469. Of those, 6,092 have been intensive care admissions. ODH reports 9,462 deaths from COVID-19, up 94 from the day before.

Statewide, 221,302 vaccinations have been administered, including 22,081 in the past 24 hours.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 9,698 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 693,087 COVID-19 cases, as well as 17,179 deaths, up 265 from Wednesday.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 15,684 cases Thursday, up 155 from the day before, with 813 hospitalizations – one more in the past 24 hours – and 315 deaths. There have been 4,401 vaccine doses administered in the county, or 418 in the past day.

The ODH reports 11,462 cases in Trumbull County, or 109 new cases, with 820 hospitalizations, up nine from yesterday, and 278 deaths. There have been 2,576 vaccines administered, or 377 since Wednesday.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 6,498 positive cases as of Thursday, up 68, along with 408 hospitalizations, up three, and 120 deaths. There have been 1,547 vaccines administered in the county, 82 more than what was reported on Wednesday.

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 currently 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, 670,586 are confirmed. ODH reported 82,482 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 9,462 total deaths, 8,522 are confirmed and another 940 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 7,471.

The ODH also reports a cumulative 40,469 hospitalizations, of which 6,092 are intensive care admissions, including 27 in the last 24 hours. The state reports a presumed 613,418 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 Thursday, Ohio had conducted 7,963,321 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

In Pennsylvania, 616,519 of the total cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 76,568 are probable. There are currently 5,491 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the commonwealth, of whom 1,113 are in the ICU and 625 are on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 17,179 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,337,716 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 72% 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 6,366 cases as of Thursday, up 43 from the day before, and 154 deaths, up two, along with 22,611 negative tests. Lawrence County has 4,579 total cases, up 53, and 135 deaths, up one in the past 24 hours, as well as 14,880 negative tests.

Statewide, 177,767 partial vaccines have been administered and 538 full. In Mercer County, 1,216 partial vaccines have been administered, along with 778 partial 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.