Ohio Reports 1,976 New Cases of COVID, 3,346 in PA

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 1,976 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Friday, bring the total since the start of the pandemic to 964,380.

The state’s 21-day reported case average is 2,374. The daily peak for new cases was 11,252 on Dec. 12.

The state also reported a total of 17,183 deaths, an increase of 58 from yesterday, as well as 50,118 hospitalizations because of COVID-19, including 167 in the past 24 hours. Of the total hospitalizations, 7,119 have been admitted to intensive care.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 926,336 total cases on Friday, an increase of 3,346 from the day before, as well as 23,937 deaths, up 69.

Currently in Ohio there are 1,235 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, down 27 from yesterday, including 308 in intensive care and 214 on a ventilator.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 222 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, down 14 from Thursday, including 41 in the ICU and 20 on a ventilator.

As of Feb. 26, there have been 1,573,435 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 13.46% of the state’s population. Of those vaccinated, 1,213,429 are White, 87,859 are Black; 32,982 are Asian; 19,652 are Hispanic or Latino; 2,620 are American Indian/Alaska Native; 796 are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; and 5,420 are multiracial. There are 230,329 people listed as Unknown or Other that have been vaccinated.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 19,348 cases Friday, up 34 from yesterday, with 912 hospitalizations and 540 deaths. There have been 36,590 vaccine doses administered, or 16% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 14,239 cases in Trumbull County, or 37 new cases, with 1,020 hospitalizations, up five, and 460 deaths, up two. There have been 27,138 vaccinations administered in the county, or 13.71% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 8,086 positive cases as of Friday, up 9 from the day before, along with 462 hospitalizations and 182 deaths, up two. There have been 13,700 vaccinations in the county, or 13.45% 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, 827,473 are confirmed. ODH reported 136,907 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 17,183 total deaths, 14,621 are confirmed and another 2,562 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition.

The state reports a presumed 904,270 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 Friday, Ohio had conducted 9,940,287 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 794,588 of the state’s 922,990 cases are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 128,402 are probable. There are currently 1,962 patients hospitalized, including 421 in the ICU. There are 229 are on a ventilator.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,863,935 were reported negative, the department reported Friday. 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 8,010 total cases as of Friday, up 37 from the day before, and 239 deaths. Lawrence County has reported 5,998 cases, up 37, and 182 total deaths.

According to the commonwealth, 1,576,984 partial vaccines have been administered and 649,020 Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated. That includes 13,655 partial vaccinations and 6,266 full vaccinations in Mercer County and 7,992 partial and 3,666 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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