Ohio Reports More than 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — New positive cases of COVID-19 in Ohio have hit their lowest mark in the last 21 days, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health.

On Tuesday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 3,207 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total during the pandemic to 925,350.

The Buckeye State also reported 98 new deaths for a cumulative total of 11,793, as well as 181 new hospitalizations, bringing that total to 47,853 since the start of the pandemic.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 876,913 total cases on Tuesday, up 454 from what The New York Times reported yesterday. It’s unclear when the Times updates the numbers, so that may not reflect total number of new cases in the last 24 hours. Pennsylvania updates its numbers daily at noon.

The commonwealth also reported 22,620 deaths, up 123 from the Times’ numbers yesterday.

Currently in Ohio there are 1,974 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, down from the 2,012 reported yesterday. Of those currently hospitalized, 528 are in intensive care and 340 are on a ventilator.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 347 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, down 10 from yesterday. There are 85 in ICU, down three, and 50 on a ventilator, down three.

Since the start of the pandemic, 6,869 Ohioans have been admitted to ICU because of COVID-19, including 22 in the last 24 hours.

As of Feb. 9, there have been 1,076,415 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 9.21% of the state’s population. Of those vaccinated, 782,186 are White, 54,140 are Black, 23,209 are Asian, 1,716 are American Indian/Alaska Native, 479 are Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander, 4,201 are multiracial. There are 210,484 people listed as Unknown or Other that have been vaccinated. Of those vaccinated, 13,720 are listed as Hispanic or Latino.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 18,579 cases Tuesday, up 49, with 891 hospitalizations, up five, and 345 deaths, up four. There have been 25,493 vaccine doses administered, or 11.15% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 13,620 cases in Trumbull County, up 40, with 977 hospitalizations, up four, and 339 deaths, up four. There have been 18,408 vaccinations administered in the county, or 9.30% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 7,786 positive cases as of Tuesday, with nine new, along with 455 hospitalizations, up two, and 132 deaths. There have been 9,269 vaccinations in the county, or 9.10% of the population.

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 rated Purple, the highest level of spread.

Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 801,505 are confirmed. ODH reported 123,845 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 11,793 total deaths, 10,468 are confirmed and another 1,325 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 4,252.

The state reports a presumed 834,389 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 Tuesday, Ohio had conducted 9,407,146 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 759,466 of the cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 117,447 are probable. There are currently 2,890 patients hospitalized, including 574 in the ICU. There are 304 are on a ventilator.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,717,669 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 85% 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 state reports Mercer County has seen 7,707 total cases as of Tuesday and 233 deaths. Lawrence County has reported 5,691 cases and 175 total deaths.

According to the commonwealth, 746,970 partial vaccines have been administered and 302,639 Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated. That includes 7,460 partial vaccinations and 2,947 full vaccinations in Mercer County, and 4,960 partial and 1,408 full 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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