Ohio Reports 2,518 New COVID Cases, Another Record

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 2,518 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, setting a new record for the sixth time since last Oct. 14. In total, the state reports 192,948 cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began in mid-March.

As of Thursday, the state reported 17,886 hospitalizations – 184 over the past 24 hours – with 3,682 of those being admissions to intensive care. The current 21-day reported hospitalization average is 104.

The Ohio Department of Health also reports 5,184 deaths, up 23 from Wednesday.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 190,579 total cases, up 2,219 from Thursday. The commonwealth also reported 1,068 hospitalizations, up 26 from Thursday, as well as 8,625 deaths, up 35.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,739 cases – up 30 from Thursday – with 560 hospitalizations and 287 deaths. Mahoning County Public Health reports 3,737 cases and the same number of deaths.

The ODH reports 2,290 cases in Trumbull County – up 20 from Thursday – with 380 hospitalizations and 134 deaths.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,133 positive cases – five new cases since Thursday – along with 236 hospitalizations and 87 deaths. The Columbiana County Health District reports 2,136 cases 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, 181,869 are confirmed. ODH reported 11,079 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 17,866 hospitalizations and 3,682 intensive care admissions, as well as 5,184 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,874 confirmed deaths and another 310 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,721, up 49 from Thursday.

The state reports a presumed 156,421 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 4,090,314 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 190,579 total cases, with 1,068 people hospitalized and 122 on ventilators. The commonwealth reports 8,625 COVID-related deaths, or 35 in the past 24 hours. Of the cases reported, 182,436 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,200,868 were reported negative. With positive cases, 79% 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 969 total cases – up 21 from Thursday – and 25 deaths with 13,752 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 800 total cases – 27 new cases from Thursday – and 31 deaths, as well as 8,981 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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