Ohio Reports 8K New COVID Cases, Sets Record for 3rd Straight Day

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reported a new record of 8,071 new cases of COVID-19 in the state over the past 24 hours for a total 282,528, breaking the record of 7,101 set Thursday.

The state also reported 21,856 total hospitalizations – up 190 from Thursday, – with 4,164 of those being admissions to intensive care. The Ohio Department of Health also reports 5,658 deaths, or 42 over the past 24 hours.

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Health reports 254,387 cases of COVID-19, up 5,531 from Thursday, marking the third consecutive day of record high cases. The commonwealth also reported 2,314 current hospitalizations and 9,224 total deaths, up 30.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 5,234 cases – up 169 since Thursday – with 626 hospitalizations, up six, and 295 deaths, up two. There are 908 current cases in the county. According to the Department of Health’s new ZIP code case map, the 44512 ZIP code has the most number of cases over the past two weeks with 130 positive cases, followed by 44515 with 118.

The ODH reports 3,435 cases in Trumbull County, up 155 since Thursday, with 448 hospitalizations, up three, and 139 deaths. There are 827 active cases in the county. The 44410 ZIP code has the most cases in the past two weeks with 121, followed closely by 44484 with 118 and 44483 with 116.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,695 positive cases, up 83, along with 264 hospitalizations, up two, and 92 deaths, one since Thursday. There are 358 active cases. The 44460 ZIP code has the most cases in the county over the past two weeks with 95, followed by 43920 with 78.

Mahoning and Trumbull counties are rated Red in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System, indicating very high exposure and spread. Columbiana County has an Orange rating, indicating increased exposure and spread.

Only Noble County remains at the Yellow level.

Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 267,338 are confirmed. ODH reported 15,190 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. The state also reports 5,700 total deaths, which breaks down to 5,354 confirmed deaths and another 346 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition.

The ODH also reports 21,856 hospitalizations, of which 4,164 are intensive care admissions. The state reports a presumed 197,674 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.

Thus far, Ohio has conducted 5,117,591 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

On Friday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 254,387 total cases, with 2,314 people hospitalized and 226 on a ventilator. The commonwealth reported 9,224 COVID-related deaths. Of the total cases, 239,156 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,523,984 were reported negative. 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.

On Thursday, the health department reported Mercer County has 1,715 cases, or 67 new cases since Thursday, and 30 deaths with 15,970 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 1,480 total cases, up 30, and 48 deaths – one since Thursday – as well as 10,570 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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