Ohio Reports 5,400 New Cases, PA Reports 10,000

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health Wednesday reported 5,409 new one-day hospitalizations for COVID-19, though a note on its website advised the case numbers may be lower because of technical difficulties.

Those cases bring the state’s cumulative count to 584,766. The state also reported 497 new hospitalizations, bringing that cumulative total to 33,375. There are currently 5,143 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state, of whom 1,254 are in intensive care and 845 are on ventilators.

Deaths related to COVID-19 in Ohio also increased by 123 from Tuesday to 7,777.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 10,49 new cases Wednesday, bringing the commonwealth’s total to 519,369.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 12,229 cases Wednesday, up 146, with 762 hospitalizations, five more from the day before, and 311 deaths. The county has had 1,981 cases over the past two weeks, according to Ohio’s ZIP code case map. The 44512 ZIP code, Boardman, leads with 283; followed by 44515, Austintown, with 263; and 44514 Poland, with 208.

The ODH reports 9,060 cases in Trumbull County, 107 new, with 670 hospitalizations, three new, and 198 deaths. There have been 1,294 cases in the past two weeks, led by the 44483 ZIP code, Warren/Champion Heights, with 227; 44446, Niles/Girard, with 127; and 44410, Cortland, with 124 cases.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 5,212 positive cases, up 44, along with 365 hospitalizations, two new, and 113 deaths. There have been 697 new cases over the past two weeks, according to the state ZIP code map, led by 43920 – Calcutta – with 183 cases, and 44460 – Salem – with 136.

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.

Currently, Richland, Medina, Summit, Portage and Stark counties are ranked Purple – the highest threat level – indicating severe exposure and spread and recommending that residents leave their homes only for supplies and services.

Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 533,299 are confirmed. ODH reported 51,467 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 7,777 total deaths, 7,141 are confirmed and another 636 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 9,620.

The ODH also reports cumulative 33,375 hospitalizations, of which 5,344 are intensive care admissions. The state reports a presumed 416,028 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 Thursday, Ohio had conducted 6,989,002 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

In Pennsylvania, 473,194 of the total cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and 46,175 are probable. There are 6,346 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the commonwealth, of whom 1,238 are in the ICU and 740 on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 13,168 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,086,059 were reported negative, the department reported Wednesday. With positive cases, 59% 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 4,751 cases, up 79, and 86 deaths with 20,293 negative tests. Lawrence County has 3,387 total cases, 93 new, and 95 deaths, as well as 13,256 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.