Ohio Reports 2,409 New Cases of COVID, 2,356 in PA

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 2,409 new COVID-19 cases in the state on Wednesday, bring the total since the start of the pandemic to 962,404.

The state’s 21-day reported case average is 2,455. The daily peak for new cases was 11,252 on Dec. 12.

The state also reported a total of 17,125 deaths, an increase of 80 from yesterday, as well as 49,951 hospitalizations because of COVID-19, including 163 in the past 24 hours. Of the total hospitalizations, 7,104 have been admitted to intensive care.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 922,990 total cases on Thursday, an increase of 2,356 from the day before, as well as 23,868 deaths, up 81.

Currently in Ohio there are 1,262 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, down 76 from yesterday, including 338 in intensive care and 215 on a ventilator.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 236 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, down two from Tuesday, including 52 in the ICU and 26 on a ventilator.

As of Feb. 25, there have been 1,530,823 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 13.10% of the state’s population. Of those vaccinated, 1,177,076 are White, 83,869 are Black; 32,195 are Asian; 19,105 are Hispanic or Latino; 2,554 are American Indian/Alaska Native; 776 are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; and 5,261 are multiracial. There are 229,092 people listed as Unknown or Other that have been vaccinated.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 19,314 cases Thursday, up 32 from yesterday, with 911 hospitalizations and 540 deaths, up three. There have been 35,521 vaccine doses administered, or 15.53% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 14,202 cases in Trumbull County, or 31 new cases, with 1,015 hospitalizations, up one, and 458 deaths, up three. There have been 26,266 vaccinations administered in the county, or 13.27% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 8,077 positive cases as of Thursday, up 25 from the day before, along with 462 hospitalizations and 180 deaths. There have been 13,288 vaccinations in the county, or 13.04% 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, 826,149 are confirmed. ODH reported 136,255 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 17,125 total deaths, 14,573 are confirmed and another 2,552 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition.

The state reports a presumed 901,025 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 Thursday, Ohio had conducted 9,894,516 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, 3,852,446 were reported negative, the department reported Thursday. 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 Thursday, up 22 from the day before, and 238 deaths. Lawrence County has reported 5,961 cases, up eight, and 181 total deaths.

According to the commonwealth, 1,531,194 partial vaccines have been administered and 615,941 Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated. That includes 13,723 partial vaccinations and 5,808 full vaccinations in Mercer County and 7,941 partial and 3,491 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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