Ohio Reports 3rd Highest Number of Deaths During Pandemic in 24-Hour Period

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 1,001 new cases of COVID-19 since Monday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 139,485, as well as 4,506 total deaths – 87 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 146,214 total cases and 7,875 deaths.

With 87 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, it marks the most deaths in a 24-hour period since May, and the third highest day of deaths reported in 24 hours in the state during the pandemic.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,966 cases, with 469 hospitalizations and 279 deaths. The Mahoning County Public Health department reports 2,959 cases and 278 deaths.

The ODH reports 1,823 cases in Trumbull County with 334 hospitalizations and 129 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,900 positive cases, along with 216 hospitalizations and 71 deaths.

Mahoning and Trumbull counties are rated Yellow in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System. Columbiana County is rated Orange.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 132,118 are confirmed. ODH reported 7,367 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 14,481 hospitalizations and 3,111 intensive care admissions, as well as 4,506 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,207 confirmed deaths and another 299 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average held steady at 1,095.

The state reports a presumed 117,130 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 2,652,164 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 146,214 total cases, up 1,151 from Monday, with 483 people hospitalized with 61 on ventilators. The commonwealth reported 7,869 cumulative deaths, up six from Monday. Of the cases reported, 141,950 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,695,284 were reported negative. With positive cases, 82% 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 659 total cases and 13 deaths with 10,741 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 487 total cases and 21 deaths, as well as 7,144 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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