Ohio Reports 5,432 New COVID Cases; 6,036 in PA

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 5,432 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Thursday, bringing the cumulative total during the pandemic to 883,716.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 6,036 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 824,405 COVID-19 cases, as well as 21,303 deaths, up 198 from the day before.

Ohio reported 256 new hospitalizations for a cumulative total of 45,786. Currently, there are 2,829 patients hospitalized in Ohio for COVID-19, of which 708 are in intensive care and 469 are on a ventilator.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 498 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, down 15 from yesterday. Of those hospitalized, 110 are in ICU, up one, and 68 are on a ventilator.

Since the start of the pandemic, 6,644 Ohioans have been admitted to ICU because of COVID-19. COVID-related deaths in Ohio totaled 11,006 Thursday, up 75 from yesterday.

As of Jan. 28, there have been 716,017 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 6.13% of the state’s population.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 17,761 cases Thursday, up 107 from yesterday, with 847 hospitalizations, up two, and 339 deaths. There have been 15,611 vaccine doses administered, or 6.83% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 13,063 cases in Trumbull County, up 54 from Wednesday, with 936 hospitalizations, up three, and 320 deaths. There have been 10,322 vaccinations administered in the county, or 5.21% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 7,519 positive cases as of Thursday, up 51, along with 443 hospitalizations, and 124 deaths. There have been 5,720 vaccinations in the county, or 5.61% 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, 771,743 are confirmed. ODH reported 111,973 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 11,006 total deaths, 9,803 are confirmed and another 1,203 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 6,221.

The ODH also reports a cumulative 45,786 hospitalizations, of which 6,644 are intensive care admissions, including 23 in the last 24 hours.

The state reports a presumed 764,480 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 8,921,429 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 722,047 of the cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 102,358 are probable. There are currently 3,691 patients hospitalized, including 753 in the ICU. There are 435 are on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 21,303 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,600,965 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 81% 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 7,394 cases as of Thursday, up 42 from the day before, and 217 deaths, along with 24,657 negative tests. Lawrence County has 5,401 total cases, up 29 from Wednesday, and 163 deaths, as well as 16,502 negative tests.

Statewide, 519,419 partial vaccines have been administered and 159,199 full. In Mercer County, 4,993 partial vaccines and 1,268 full vaccines have been administered, along with 2,702 partial and 811 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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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.