Ohio Reports 8,178 New COVID Cases as Hospitalizations Drop

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health Monday reported 8,178 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, as well as 366 new hospitalizations.

Since the start of the pandemic, the ODH reports a cumulative 690,748 total cases, 8,855 deaths and 38,002 hospitalizations, of whom 5,801 are intensive care admissions.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 8,984 new cases Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 631,333. The state also reported 319 new deaths, for a cumulative total of 15,672.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 14,631 cases Wednesday, up 213 from the day before, with 801 hospitalizations, up five, and 313 deaths, up one.

The ODH reports 10,716 cases in Trumbull County, up 57 from Tuesday, with 774 hospitalizations, up 10, and 262 deaths, a decrease from the 263 reported yesterday.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 6,074 positive cases as of Wednesday, up 59, along with 398 hospitalizations, up 12, and 119 deaths.

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, 620,181 are confirmed. ODH reported 70,657 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 8,855 total deaths, 8,009 are confirmed and another 846 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 8,126.

The ODH also reports a cumulative 38,002 hospitalizations, of which 5,837 are intensive care admissions, including 30 in the last 24 hours. The state reports a presumed 546,305 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 7,624,333 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

In Pennsylvania, 567,281 of the total cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 64,052 are probable. There are 5,962 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the commonwealth, of whom 1,178 are in the ICU and 681 on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 15,672 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,254,297 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 66% 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 5,863 cases as of Wednesday, up 55 from the day before, and 134 deaths, up five, with 21,917 negative tests. Lawrence County has 4,209 total cases, up 47 from yesterday, and 126 deaths, up five, as well as 14,428 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.