Ohio Reports 12,550 New Vaccinations as Cases Climb

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 7,580 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s total to 735,003.

There were also 538 new hospitalizations for a total of 39,650. Of those, 6,022 have been intensive care admissions. ODH reports 9,247 deaths from COVID-19, 104 in the past day.

Statewide, 175,408 vaccinations have been administered, including 12,550 in the past 24 hours.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 8,818 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 673,915 COVID-19 cases, as well as 16,546 deaths, up 185 from Monday.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 15,339 cases Tuesday, up 70 from the day before, with 810 hospitalizations – one in the past 24 hours – and 315 deaths. There have been 3,543 vaccine doses administered in the county, or 208 in the past day.

The ODH reports 11,240 cases in Trumbull County, or 149 new cases, with 806 hospitalizations, up 10 from yesterday, and 278 deaths, up four. There have been 1,786 vaccines administered, or 51 since Monday.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 6,375 positive cases as of Tuesday, up 66, along with 405 hospitalizations, up six, and 120 deaths, up one. There have been 1,287 vaccines administered in the county, 88 more than what was reported on Monday.

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, 656,581 are confirmed. ODH reported 78,422 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 9,247 total deaths, 8,352 are confirmed and another 895 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 7,412.

The ODH also reports a cumulative 39,650 hospitalizations, of which 6,022 are intensive care admissions, including 44 in the last 24 hours. The state reports a presumed 596,221 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 Wednesday, Ohio had conducted 7,882,682 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

In Pennsylvania, 602,875 of the total cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 71,040 are probable. There are currently 5,684 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the commonwealth, of whom 1,158 are in the ICU and 700 are on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 16,546 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,315,134 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 70% 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 6,278 cases as of Tuesday, up 55 from the day before, and 149 deaths, up two, along with 22,489 negative tests. Lawrence County has 4,471 total cases, up 40, and 131 deaths, one in the past 24 hours, as well as 14,779 negative tests.

Statewide, 144,863 vaccines have been administered, all of them from the first of the two required doses. In Mercer County, 983 have been administered, along with 641 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.