Ohio Reports 5,942 New COVID Cases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 5,942 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, as well as 314 new hospitalizations.

Since the start of the pandemic, the ODH reports a cumulative 727,423 total cases, 9,143 deaths and 39,112 hospitalizations, of whom 5,978 are intensive care admissions.

Statewide, 162,492 vaccinations have been administered, including 3,258 in the past 24 hours.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports a total of 665,097 COVID-19 cases, as well as 16,361 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 15,269 cases Monday with 809 hospitalizations and 315 deaths. There have been 3,335 vaccines administered in the county.

The ODH reports 11,101 cases in Trumbull County, with 796 hospitalizations and 274 deaths. There have been 1,735 vaccines administered.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 6,309 positive cases as of Monday, along with 399 hospitalizations and 119 deaths. There have been 1,199 vaccines administered in the county.

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 currently 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, 650,929 are confirmed. ODH reported 76,494 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 9,143 total deaths, 8,262 are confirmed and another 881 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 7,468.

The ODH also reports a cumulative 39,112, of which 5,978 are intensive care admissions, including 37 in the last 24 hours. The state reports a presumed 585,091 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 7,852,785 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

In Pennsylvania, 596,596 of the total cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 69,501 are probable. There are currently 5,630 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the commonwealth, of whom 1,192 are in the ICU and 6878 on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 16,631 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,301,186 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 70% 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 6,223 cases as of Monday and 147 deaths, along with 22,420 negative tests. Lawrence County has 4,431 total cases and 130 deaths, as well as 14,714 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.