Ohio Reports 6,701 New Cases of Coronavirus

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 6,701 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s total to 799,639.

There were also 288 new hospitalizations for a cumulative total of 42,151. Of those, 6,252 have been intensive care admissions. ODH reports 9,881 deaths from COVID-19, up 79 from the day before.

There have been 338,778 vaccinations in Ohio, including 17,299 in the past day.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 7,960 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 741,389 COVID-19 cases, as well as 18,429 deaths, up 349 from Tuesday.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 16,299 cases Wednesday, up 80 from the day before, with 820 hospitalizations – one new admission– and 326 deaths, up one. There have been 6,454 vaccine doses administered, up 466 from Tuesday.

The ODH reports 11,998 cases in Trumbull County, or 77 new cases in the past 24 hours, with 856 hospitalizations, up 11, and 295 deaths, up five. There have been 4,081 vaccinations in Trumbull County, up 448 from yesterday.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 6,851 positive cases as of Wednesday, up 71, along with 424 hospitalizations, up two, and 123 deaths, up one. There have been 2,393 vaccinations in the county, up 147 from yesterday.

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, 707,885 are confirmed. ODH reported 91,754 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 9,881 total deaths, 8,874 are confirmed and another 1,007 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 7,372, an increase from Monday’s figure after several consecutive days of decline.

The ODH also reports a cumulative 42,151 hospitalizations, of which 6,252 are intensive care admissions, including 15 in the last 24 hours. The state reports a presumed 656,433 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 Friday, Ohio had conducted 8,250,980 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

In Pennsylvania, 656,131 of the cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 85,258 are probable. There are currently 5,069 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the commonwealth, of whom 1,035 are in the ICU and 645 are on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 18,429 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,416,371 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 75% 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 6,851 cases as of Wednesday, up 51 from the day before, and 179 deaths, up five, along with 23,454 negative tests. Lawrence County has 4,934 total cases, up 63, and 143 deaths, up three, as well as 15,385 negative tests.

Statewide, 299,954 partial vaccines have been administered and 42,634 full. In Mercer County, 2,247 partial vaccines and 267 full vaccines have been administered, along with 1,258 partial and 151 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.