Ohio Reports Fewer than 2,000 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 Monday, the state reported 1,926 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative total during the pandemic to 914,530.

The Buckeye State also reported 36 new deaths for a cumulative total of 11,695, as well as 134 new hospitalizations, bringing that total to 47,672 since the start of the pandemic.

As of 3 p.m. Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health hadn’t updated its website, but The New York Times reports 4,122 new cases in the commonwealth for 876,459 total cases. Deaths increased by 71 to 22,497.

Currently in Ohio there are 2,012 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, which is up from 1,969 hospitalized on Feb. 7. Of those currently hospitalized, 521 are in intensive care and 351 are on a ventilator. While ICU hospitalizations are down slightly from Feb. 7, COVID patients on a ventilator increased by 13 since Sunday.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 357 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, up from 349 who were hospitalized as of Feb. 7. There are 88 in ICU, up three, and 53 on a ventilator, down two.

Since the start of the pandemic, 6,847 Ohioans have been admitted to ICU because of COVID-19, up 11 in the last 24 hours.

As of Feb. 3, there have been 1,058,141 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 9.05% of the state’s population. Of those vaccinated, 736,953 are White, 51,103 are Black, 22,595 are Asian, 1,629 are American Indian/Alaska Native, 427 are Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander, 391 are multiracial. There are 245,043 people listed as Unknown or Other that have been vaccinated. Of those vaccinated, 13,533 are listed as Hispanic or Latino.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 18,530 cases Monday, with 886 hospitalizations and 341 deaths. There have been 24,699 vaccine doses administered, or 10.80% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 13,580 cases in Trumbull County with 973 hospitalizations and 335 deaths. There have been 18,103 vaccinations administered in the county, or 9.14% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 7,777 positive cases as of Monday, along with 453 hospitalizations, and 132 deaths. There have been 8,868 vaccinations in the county, or 8.70% 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, 799,445 are confirmed. ODH reported 122,698 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 11,695 total deaths, 10,384 are confirmed and another 1,311 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 4,337.

The state reports a presumed 828,455 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 Monday, Ohio had conducted 9,374,405 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 746,838 of the cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 114,836 are probable. There are currently 3,041 patients hospitalized, including 644 in the ICU. There are 371 are on a ventilator.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,688,185 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 New York Times reported Mercer County has 7,679 cases as of Monday and 232 deaths. Lawrence County has 5,642 total cases and 174 deaths.

According to data compiled by GitHub, 1,108,626 partial vaccines have been administered and 328,907 Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated. The state’s website didn’t have current data for county vaccinations as of Monday afternoon.

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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