Ohio Reports 1,294 New COVID Cases, Adds 752 Deaths

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reported Monday 979,725 cases of COVID-19 in the state since the start of the pandemic, an increase of 1,294 from Sunday.

The agency also reported 17,502 deaths from COVID-19. Of the 752 deaths added, 428 are Ohio residents who were out of the state when the died. Such deaths, ODH said on its coronavirus dashboard, are not reported the Bureau of Vital Statistics regularly, causing fluctuations in mortality data. All reported deaths added to the dashboard reflect the date of death.

Last week, the Ohio Department of Health said it would only add verified mortality data to its coronavirus dashboard. The number of deaths from coronavirus is expected to be updated about twice per week.

The state’s 21-day reported case average is 1,831. The daily peak for new cases was 11,252 on Dec. 12.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 950,161 total cases on Monday, as well as 24,356 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 19,611 cases Monday, with 923 hospitalizations and 551 deaths. There have been 45,484 vaccine doses administered, or 19.93% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 14,453 cases in Trumbull County, with 1,040 hospitalizations and 424 deaths. There have been 36,105 vaccinations administered in the county, or 18.24% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 8,183 positive cases as of Monday, along with 465 hospitalizations and 210 deaths. There have been 16,429 vaccinations in the county, or 16.13% of the population.

Hospitalizations in Ohio are at 50,965, up 84 in the past day. Of the total hospitalizations, 7,223 have been admitted to intensive care, including 16 in the past day. Currently, there are 830 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in Ohio, including 244 in intensive care and 173 on a ventilator.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 119 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, including 26 in the ICU and 16 on a ventilator.

As of March 8, there have been 1,997,268 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 17.09% of the state’s population. Of those vaccinated, 1,574,872 are White; 118,708 are Black; 42,763 are Asian; 26,984 are Hispanic or Latino; 3,434 are American Indian/Alaska Native; 91,080 are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; and 6,444 are multiracial.

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, 837,216 are confirmed. ODH reported 142,509 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition.

As of Tuesday, Ohio had conducted 10,282,753 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 815,901 of the state’s 950,161 cases are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health. There are currently 1,502 patients hospitalized, including 303 in the ICU. There are 170 are on a ventilator.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,948,020 were reported negative, the department reported Thursday. With positive cases, 91% 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 state reports Mercer County has seen 8,262 total cases as of Monday and 242 deaths. Lawrence County has reported 6,172 cases and 186 deaths.

According to the commonwealth, 2,029,732 partial vaccines have been administered and 951,458 Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated. That includes 22,883 partial vaccinations and 12,290 full vaccinations in Mercer County and 13,446 partial and 6,035 full vaccinations 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.

For more stories on the coronavirus and its impact on businesses, both locally and nationally, go to our coronavirus news page here.

Copyright 2022 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.