Ohio Reports 4,120 New COVID Cases, PA Rises 3,370

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 4,120 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Thursday, bringing the cumulative total during the pandemic to 910,847.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 3,370 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 856,986, as well as 22,101 deaths, up 146 from Wednesday.

Ohio reported 237 new hospitalizations for a cumulative total of 47,110. Currently, there are 2,252 patients hospitalized in Ohio for COVID-19, of which 569 are in intensive care and 395 are on a ventilator.

There have been 11,509 deaths – 79 in the past day – since the pandemic began in Ohio.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 391 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, down 25 from yesterday. There are 83 in ICU and 47 on a ventilator. Since the start of the pandemic, 6,800 Ohioans have been admitted to ICU because of COVID-19, up 34 in the last 24 hours.

As of Feb. 3, there have been 935,383 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 8% of the state’s population. Of those vaccinated, 638,600 are White, 44,901 are Black, 21,254 are Asian, 1,412 are American Indian/Alaska Native, 388 are Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander, 383 are multiracial. There are 228,445 people listed as Unknown or Other that have been vaccinated.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 18,315 cases Thursday, up 86 from yesterday, with 869 hospitalizations, up five, and 340 deaths, up one. There have been 21,086 vaccine doses administered, or 9.22% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 13,442 cases in Trumbull County, up 49 from Wednesday, with 961 hospitalizations, up nine, and 331 deaths, up six. There have been 15,982 vaccinations administered in the county, or 8.07% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 7,693 positive cases as of Thursday, up 28, along with 451 hospitalizations and 131 deaths, up one. There have been 7,633 vaccinations in the county, or 7.49% of the population.

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, 791,191 are confirmed. ODH reported 119,656 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 11,509 total deaths, 10,225 are confirmed and another 1,284 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 4,931.

The state reports a presumed 806,397 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 9,213,673 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 744,075 of the cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 112,911 are probable. There are currently 3,138 patients hospitalized, including 653 in the ICU. There are 374 are on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 22,101 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,670,804 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 84% 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 health department reported Mercer County has 7,584 cases as of Thursday, up 29 from the day before, and 228 deaths, up two, along with 25,284 negative tests. Lawrence County has 5,565 total cases, up 34 from Wednesday, and 175 deaths, up three, as well as 16,896 negative tests.

Statewide, 880,861 partial vaccines have been administered and 229,922 full. In Mercer County, 8,523 partial vaccines and 2,001 full vaccines have been administered, along with 5,280 partial and 1,050 full vaccines 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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