Ohio Reports 10K New COVID Cases as Numbers Stabilize

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health Wednesday reported 10,094 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 520,112.

The number was a return to normal trends following the department’s clearing of its backlog of tests on Tuesday, which resulted in more than 25,000 new positive tests being reported yesterday.

The state also reported 84 new deaths, bringing the cumulative count to 7,187, and 464 new hospitalizations for COVID-19, 49 of which were intensive care admissions.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 8,703 new cases Tuesday, bringing the commonwealth’s total to 445,317.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 10,822 cases, up 186 from Tuesday, with 737 hospitalizations, up three, and 308 deaths, up one. The county has had 2,112 cases over the past two weeks, according to Ohio’s ZIP code case map. The 44512 ZIP code, Boardman, leads with 361, followed by 44515, Austintown, with 287 and 44514, Poland, with 262

The ODH reports 8,080 cases in Trumbull County, up 233 new cases from Tuesday, with 632 hospitalizations, up six, and 169 deaths, up three. There have been 1,554 cases in the past two weeks, led by the 44483 ZIP code, Warren/Champion Heights, with 305; 44484, primarily Warren/Niles, with 162 cases; and 44446, Niles/Girard, with 156.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 4,732 positive cases, 82 new cases from Tuesday, along with 340 hospitalizations, two more than reported Tuesday, and 107 deaths. There have been 772 new cases over the past two weeks, according to the state ZIP code map, led by 43920 – Calcutta – with 213 cases and 44460 – Salem – with 158.

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, Montgomery, Richland, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Portage, Stark and Lake 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, 478,879 are confirmed. ODH reported 41,233 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 7,187 total deaths, 6,675 are confirmed and another 512 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 9,585.

The ODH also reports cumulative 30,960 hospitalizations, of which 5,059 are intensive care admissions, up 49 since Tuesday. The state reports a presumed 351,268 Ohioans have recovered after testing positive, up 10,260 since Tuesday. 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 6,602,475 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

In Pennsylvania, 410,973 of the total cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and 34,344 are probable. There are 5,582 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the commonwealth, of whom 1,191 are in the ICU and 675 on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 11,762 total deaths, up 220 from Tuesday.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,972,594 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 Tuesday, the health department reported Mercer County has 3,910 cases, or 110 new cases since Tuesday, and 62 deaths – one new death – with 19,596 negative tests. Lawrence County has 2,862 total cases, up 90 from Tuesday, and 86 deaths – five deaths since Tuesday – as well as 12,541 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.