Ohio Reports a Record 1,733 New Cases of COVID-19

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 89,626 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 1,733 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 111,078 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,349 cases, with 410 hospitalizations and 249 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and ninth in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 1,374 cases in Trumbull County with 280 hospitalizations and 98 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,547 positive cases, 166 hospitalizations and 60 deaths.

Trumbull and Mahoning counties are rated Orange in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System, while Columbiana County is Yellow.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 84,862 are confirmed. ODH reported 4,764 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 10,678 hospitalizations (125 new) and 2,534 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,442 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,177 confirmed deaths and another 265 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day case average is 1,347.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 64,311 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.)

Thus far, Ohio has conducted 1,441,708 tests. Of the positive tests, 10,134 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 111,078 total cases, with 756 hospitalizations, 104 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,176 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 107,958 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,088,859 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 75% 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 an individual is considered recovered, according to the health department’s website.)

Mercer County has 318 total cases and nine deaths with 7,060 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 324 total cases, 11 deaths and 4,718 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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