Ohio Reports More than 6K New Cases, PA More than 4K

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Coming out of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, total new cases reported in Ohio and Pennsylvania are down from recent reports.

On Monday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 6,631 new cases since Sunday for a total of 421,063.

ODH also reported 417 new hospitalizations since Sunday, bringing the current hospitalization count to a record 5,060 patients with COVID-19. Of those patients, 1,180 are in intensive care and 682 are on a ventilator. Since the start of the pandemic, Ohio has reported cumulative 26,864 total hospitalizations with 4,682 of those ICU admissions.

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Health reports 361,464 cases of COVID-19, up 4,268 from Sunday. The commonwealth also reported 4,631 current hospitalizations and 10,382 cumulative deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 8,405 cases, up 123 from Sunday with 693 hospitalizations, up two, and 301 deaths, up one. The county has had 1,799 cases over the past two weeks, according to Ohio’s ZIP code case map. The 44512 ZIP code, Boardman, leads with 262; followed by 44514, Poland, with 261; and 44515, Austintown, with 217.

The ODH reports 6,252 cases in Trumbull County, up 85 new cases from Sunday, with 539 hospitalizations, up four, and 150 deaths, up one. There have been 1,338 cases in the past two weeks, led by the 44484 ZIP code, primarily Warren/Niles with 187 cases; 44483, Warren/Champion Heights with 177; and 44410, Cortland, with 160

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 3,902 positive cases, 50 new from Sunday, along with five new hospitalizations, bringing the total to 314, and 99 deaths, up one. There have been 707 new cases over the past two weeks, according to the state ZIP code map, led by 43920 – Calcutta – with 184 cases, and 44460 – Salem – with 116.

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.

Montgomery, Lake, Lorain and Franklin counties are ranked Purple – the highest threat level – indicating severe exposure and spread and recommending that resident leave their homes only for supplies and services.

Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 398,371 are confirmed. ODH reported 22,692 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. The state also reports 6,429 total deaths – which breaks down to 6,009 confirmed deaths and another 420 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 7,909

The ODH also reports cumulative 26,864 hospitalizations, of which 4,682 are intensive care admissions, up 38 since Sunday. The state reports a presumed 271,326 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 6,105,905 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 361,464 total cases, with 4,631 people hospitalized, 970 in ICU and 499 on a ventilator. The commonwealth reported 10,383 COVID-related deaths. Of the total cases, 335,911 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,828,049 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 2,885 cases, or 42 new cases since Sunday, and 49 deaths with 18,518 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 2,206 total cases, up 11 from Sunday, and 68 deaths, as well as 11,862 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.