Ohio Reports 1,611 New COVID Cases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 1,611 new COVID-19 cases in the state, bring the total since the start of the pandemic to 955,378.

The state’s 21-day reported case average is 2,681. The daily peak for new cases was 11,252 on Dec. 12.

The state also reported a total of 16,874 deaths, an increase of 58 from the Sunday, as well as 49,492 hospitalizations because of COVID-19 since mid-March. Of those, 7,044 have been admitted to intensive care.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 915,018 total cases on Monday, as well as 23,614 deaths.

Currently in Ohio there are 1,374 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, including 367 in intensive care and 250 on a ventilator. There have been 16 ICU admissions statewide in the past day

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 235 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, including 49 in the ICU and 25 on a ventilator.

As of Feb. 21, there have been 1,451,107 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 12.41% of the state’s population. Of those vaccinated, 1,105,580 are White, 77,598 are Black; 29,620 are Asian; 17,984 are Hispanic or Latino; 2,411 are American Indian/Alaska Native; 726 are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; 5,037 are multiracial. There are 231,135 people listed as Unknown or Other that have been vaccinated.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 19,183 cases Monday, with 910 hospitalizations and 532 deaths. There have been 34,159 vaccine doses administered, or 14.94% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 14,076 cases in Trumbull County, with 1,003 hospitalizations and 449 deaths. There have been 25,112 vaccinations administered in the county, or 12.68% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 8,029 positive cases as of Monday, along with 462 hospitalizations and 177 deaths. There have been 12,627 vaccinations in the county, or 12.39% 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, 821,016 are confirmed. ODH reported 134,362 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 16,874 total deaths, 14,351 are confirmed and another 2,523 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition.

The state reports a presumed 889,959 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 9,805,398 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 788,714 of the state’s 915,018 cases are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 126,304 are probable. There are currently 1,963 patients hospitalized, including 418 in the ICU. There are 240 are on a ventilator.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,827,159 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 89% 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 7,935 total cases as of Monday and 237 deaths. Lawrence County has reported 5,929 cases and 180 total deaths.

According to the commonwealth, 1,458,241 partial vaccines have been administered and 541,091 Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated. That includes 18,476 partial vaccinations and 4,811 full vaccinations in Mercer County and 10,813 partial and 2,822 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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