Ohio Reports 7,800 New COVID Cases, Nearly 8,300 in PA
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On Tuesday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 7,835 new cases of COVID-19 since Tuesday, bringing the cumulative total to 437,928.
The state also reported 436 new hospitalizations for a cumulative total of 27,885, 4,781 of which were intensive care admissions. Of the 5,208 currently hospitalized in Ohio with COVID-19, 1,222 are in ICU and 714 are on a ventilator.
The ODH also reports 123 new COVID-related deaths, for a cumulative total of 6,671.
In Pennsylvania, the Department of Health reports 375,431 cases of COVID-19, up 8,291 from Tuesday. The commonwealth also reported 4,744 current hospitalizations and 10,757 cumulative deaths, up 194 from Tuesday.
In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 8,821 cases, up 174 from Tuesday with 709 hospitalizations, up six, and 303 deaths, up one. The county has had 1,732 cases over the past two weeks, according to Ohio’s ZIP code case map. The 44512 ZIP code, Boardman, leads with 257; followed by 44514, Poland, with 243; and 44515, Austintown, with 236.
The ODH reports 6,497 cases in Trumbull County, up 84 new cases from Tuesday, with 560 hospitalizations, up two, and 154 deaths, up two. There have been 1,215 cases in the past two weeks, led by the 44483 ZIP code, Warren/Champion Heights, with 185; 44484, primarily Warren/Niles, with 168 cases; and 44446, Niles/Girard, with 134.
In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 4,012 positive cases, 60 new from Tuesday, along 317 hospitalizations, one fewer than reported yesterday, and 102 deaths, up two. There have been 653 new cases over the past two weeks, according to the state ZIP code map, led by 43920 – Calcutta – with 174 cases, and 44460 – Salem – with 104.
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.
Trumbull County is on the Level 4 watch list for counties in danger of being ranked Purple – the highest threat level – indicating severe exposure and spread and recommending that resident leave their homes only for supplies and services.
Currently, Montgomery, Lake, Lorain and Franklin counties are the only counties ranked Purple.
Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 414,215 are confirmed. ODH reported 23,713 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 6,671 total deaths, 6,224 are confirmed and another 447 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 8,122
The ODH also reports cumulative 27,885 hospitalizations, of which 4,781 are intensive care admissions, up 52 since Tuesday. The state reports a presumed 289,768 Ohioans have recovered after testing positive, up 9,052 since Tuesday. 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 Monday, Ohio had conducted 6,194,031 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.
On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 375,431 total cases, with 4,744 people hospitalized and 967 in ICU. The commonwealth reported 10,757 COVID-related deaths, up 194 from Tuesday.
Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,852,624 were reported negative. With positive cases, 60% 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 3,059 cases, or 50 new cases since Tuesday, and 52 deaths with 18,677 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 2,330 total cases, up 38 from Tuesday, and 70 deaths, as well as 12,015 negative tests.
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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.