Ohio Reports 3,305 New COVID Cases, Continues Updating Missed Deaths

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 3,305 new COVID-19 cases in the state, bring the total since the start of the pandemic to 934,742.

The state also reported a total of 15,136 deaths, an increase of 2,559 from the day before. However, about 2,500 of those deaths occured in November and December, the ODH said. On Wednesday, the agency said that during an audit of cases, it found roughly 4,000 deaths from COVID-19 that had not yet been tallied and that it would be adding them to the count over the remainder of the week.

Without those cases, there were approximately 59 deaths in the past day, as well as 142 new hospitalizations, bringing that total to 48,411 since the start of the pandemic.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 888,256 total cases on Friday, up 3,987 from yesterday as well as 22,959 deaths, up 99.

Currently in Ohio there are 1,799 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, down 63 from yesterday. Of those currently hospitalized, 482 are in intensive care and 307 are on a ventilator.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 314 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, down 12 from yesterday. There are 79 in ICU and 47 on a ventilator, down two.

Since the start of the pandemic, 6,917 Ohioans have been admitted to ICU because of COVID-19, including nine in the last 24 hours.

As of Feb. 10, there have been 1,199,593 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 10.26% of the state’s population. Of those vaccinated, 886,777 are White, 60,495 are Black; 24,871 are Asian; 2,055 are American Indian/Alaska Native; 534 are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; and 4,388 are multiracial. There are 220,473 people listed as Unknown or Other that have been vaccinated. Of those vaccinated, 14,735 are listed as Hispanic or Latino.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 18,774 cases Friday, up 61, with 896 hospitalizations, up one, and 472 deaths. There have been 28,375 vaccine doses administered, or 12.41% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 13,770 cases in Trumbull County, up 59, with 984 hospitalizations, up three, and 408 deaths. There have been 20,374 vaccinations administered in the county, or 10.29% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 7,866 positive cases as of Friday, 31 new cases, along with 457 hospitalizations, up one and 163 deaths. There have been 10,769 vaccinations in the county, or 10.57% of the population.

The state’s 21-day reported case average is 3,846.

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, 807,727 are confirmed. ODH reported 127,015 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 15,136 total deaths, 13,005 are confirmed and another 2,131 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition.

The state reports a presumed 851,653 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 Wednesday, Ohio had conducted 9,524,660 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 768,085 of the state’s 888,256 cases are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 120,171 are probable. There are currently 2,548 patients hospitalized, including 496 in the ICU. There are 286 are on a ventilator.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,744,326 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 87% 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 7,766 total cases as of Friday, up 23, and 235 deaths, up one. Lawrence County has reported 5,757 cases, up 21, and 176 total deaths.

According to the commonwealth, 1,167,402 partial vaccines have been administered and 356,108 Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated. That includes 11,832 partial vaccinations and 3,342 full vaccinations in Mercer County, and 7,406 partial and 1,700 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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