Ohio Reports 1,452 New Cases of COVID-19

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 1,452 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Monday, bring the total since the start of the pandemic to 968,874.

The state’s 21-day reported case average is 2,225. The daily peak for new cases was 11,252 on Dec. 12.

The state also reported a total of 17,346 deaths, an increase of 49 from yesterday, as well as 50,382 hospitalizations because of COVID-19, including 103 in the past 24 hours. Of the total hospitalizations, 7,148 have been admitted to intensive care.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 933,270 total cases on Monday, an increase of 3,573 over the weekend, as well as 24,026 deaths, up 26.

Currently in Ohio there are 1,181 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, including 295 in intensive care and 224 on a ventilator.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 226 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, including 45 in the ICU and 24 on a ventilator.

As of Feb. 26, there have been 1,687,834 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 14.44% of the state’s population. Of those vaccinated, 1,317,368 are White, 95,901 are Black; 34,725 are Asian; 21,383 are Hispanic or Latino; 2,830 are American Indian/Alaska Native; 860 are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; and 5,686 are multiracial. There are 230,464 people listed as Unknown or Other that have been vaccinated.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 19,444 cases Monday, up 96 over the weekend, with 916 hospitalizations and 544 deaths. There have been 39,264 vaccine doses administered, or 17.17% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 14,315 cases in Trumbull County, or 76 new cases over the weekend, with 1,028 hospitalizations and 465 deaths. There have been 30,037 vaccinations administered in the county, or 15.171% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 8,120 positive cases as of Monday, up 34 over the weekend, along with 463 hospitalizations and 183 deaths. There have been 14,376 vaccinations in the county, or 14.11% of the population.

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, 830,282 are confirmed. ODH reported 138,592 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 17,346 total deaths, 14,752 are confirmed and another 2,594 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition.

The state reports a presumed 911,474 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 Monday, Ohio had conducted 10,056,602 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 803,009 of the state’s 933,270 cases are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 130,261 are probable. There are currently 1,715 patients hospitalized, including 366 in the ICU. There are 203 are on a ventilator.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,889,842 were reported negative, the department reported Friday. 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 8,050 total cases as of Monday, up eight from the day before, and 240 deaths. Lawrence County has reported 6,038 cases, up 12, and 183 deaths.

According to the commonwealth, 1,687,711 partial vaccines have been administered and 739,252 Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated. That includes 20,865 partial vaccinations and 8,196 full vaccinations in Mercer County and 12,131 partial and 4,477 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.

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