Ohio Reports 1,848 New Cases of COVID

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 1,848 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Wednesday, bring the total since the start of the pandemic to 959,995.

The state’s 21-day reported case average is 2,537. The daily peak for new cases was 11,252 on Dec. 12.

The state also reported a total of 17,045 deaths, an increase of 77 from yesterday, as well as 49,788 hospitalizations because of COVID-19, including 137 in the past 24 hours. Of the total hospitalizations, 7,083 have been admitted to intensive care.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 920,634 total cases on Wednesday, an increase of 2,786 from the day before, as well as 23,787 deaths, up 76.

Currently in Ohio there are 1,338 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, down 21 from yesterday, including 356 in intensive care and 236 on a ventilator.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 238 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, up two from Tuesday, including 52 in the ICU and 33 on a ventilator.

As of Feb. 21, there have been 1,500,364 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 12.84% of the state’s population. Of those vaccinated, 1,151,153 are White, 81,461 are Black; 31,247 are Asian; 18,692 are Hispanic or Latino; 2,499 are American Indian/Alaska Native; 762 are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; and 5,169 are multiracial. There are 227,673 people listed as Unknown or Other that have been vaccinated.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 19,282 cases Wednesday, up 31 from yesterday, with 911 hospitalizations, up one, and 537 deaths, up four. There have been 34,903 vaccine doses administered, or 15.26% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 14,171 cases in Trumbull County, or 35 new cases, with 1,0104 hospitalizations, up four, and 455 deaths, up one. There have been 25,623 vaccinations administered in the county, or 12.94% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 8,052 positive cases as of Wednesday, up three from the day before, along with 462 hospitalizations and 179 deaths. There have been 13,101 vaccinations in the county, or 12.86% 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, 824,401 are confirmed. ODH reported 135,594 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 17,045 total deaths, 14,500 are confirmed and another 2,545 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition.

The state reports a presumed 897,425 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 9,849,578 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 792,702 of the state’s 920,787 cases are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 127,932 are probable. There are currently 1,972 patients hospitalized, including 433 in the ICU. There are 239 are on a ventilator.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,843,793 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 90% 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 7,973 total cases as of Wednesday, up 15 from the day before, and 237 deaths. Lawrence County has reported 5,961 cases, up 17, and 181 total deaths.

According to the commonwealth, 1,498,265 partial vaccines have been administered and 585,012 Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated. That includes 19,325 partial vaccinations and 5,415 full vaccinations in Mercer County and 11,328 partial and 3,294 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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