Ohio Reports 2,509 New COVID-19 Cases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 2,509 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of reported cases to 202,740 since the pandemic began in mid-March.

The state reported 18,433 hospitalizations – 198 over the past 24 hours – with 3,751 of those being admissions to intensive care. The current 21-day reported hospitalization average is 117. The Ohio Department of Health also reports 5,239 deaths, up 22 from Monday.

The daily record for new cases was set Saturday, when 2,858 were reported. More than half of the state’s reported cases have come since the beginning of August.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 198,446 total cases, up 2,751 from Monday. The commonwealth also reported 1,170 hospitalizations, up 32 from Monday, as well as 8,696 deaths, up 23 from Monday.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,899 cases – up 36 from Monday – with 568 hospitalizations and 287 deaths.

The ODH reports 2,404 cases in Trumbull County, up 24 from Monday, with 387 hospitalizations and 134 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,190 positive cases – five new cases – along with 238 hospitalizations and 88 deaths.

Mahoning County is rated Red in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System, indicating very high exposure and spread. Columbiana and Trumbull counties have an Orange rating, indicating increased exposure and spread.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 191,069 are confirmed. ODH reported 11,671 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 18,433 hospitalizations and 3,771 intensive care admissions, as well as 5,239 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,927 confirmed deaths and another 312 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,973.

The state reports a presumed 161,704 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 4,270,933 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 198,446 total cases, with 1,170 people hospitalized and 110 on ventilators. The commonwealth reports 8,696 COVID-related deaths. Of the cases reported, 189,649 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,254,523 were reported negative. With positive cases, 77% 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).

Mercer County has 1,034 total cases – up 19 from Monday – and 25 deaths with 14,229 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 865 total cases – up 16 – and 34 deaths, as well as 9,204 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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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.