Ohio Reports 2,607 New COVID Cases for Oct. 28

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 2,607 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of reported cases to 205,347 since the pandemic began in mid-March.

The state reported 18,606 hospitalizations – 173 over the past 24 hours – with 3,790 of those being admissions to intensive care. The current 21-day reported hospitalization average is 120. The Ohio Department of Health also reports 5,256 deaths, up 17 from Tuesday.

The daily record for new cases was set Oct. 24, 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 200,674 total cases, up 2,228 from Tuesday. The commonwealth also reported 1,187 hospitalizations, up 17 from Tuesday, as well as 8,718 deaths, up 22 from Monday.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,910 cases – up 11 from Tuesday – with 571 hospitalizations and 287 deaths.

The ODH reports 2,414 cases in Trumbull County, up 10 from Tuesday, with 388 hospitalizations and 134 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,204 positive cases – 14 new cases – along with 239 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, 193,451 are confirmed. ODH reported 11,896 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 18,606 hospitalizations and 3,790 intensive care admissions, as well as 5,256 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,944 confirmed deaths and another 312 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 2,030.

The state reports a presumed 163,472 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 4,302,141 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 200,674 total cases, with 1,187 people hospitalized and 114 on ventilators. The commonwealth reports 8,718 COVID-related deaths. Of the cases reported, 191,646 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,269,246 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 1,052 total cases – up 18 from Tuesday – and 26 deaths with 14,313 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 879 total cases – up 14 – and 34 deaths, as well as 9,282 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.