Ohio Reports Nearly 4,000 New COVID-19 Cases, 3,128 in PA

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 3,991 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Wednesday, bringing the cumulative total during the pandemic to 906,727.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 3,128 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 853,616, as well as 21,955 deaths, up 143 from Tuesday.

Ohio reported 214 new hospitalizations for a cumulative total of 46,873. Currently, there are 2,379 patients hospitalized in Ohio for COVID-19, of which 627 are in intensive care and 415 are on a ventilator.

There have been 11,430 deaths – 94 in the past day – since the pandemic began in Ohio.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 417 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, including 95 in ICU and 57 on a ventilator. Since the start of the pandemic, 6,766 Ohioans have been admitted to ICU because of COVID-19, up 36 in the last 24 hours.

As of Feb. 3, there have been 908,096 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 7.77% of the state’s population. Of those vaccinated, 620,704 are White, 43,801 are Black, 20,769 are Asian, 1,349 are American Indian/Alaska Native, 382 are Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander, 374 are multiracial and 220,717 are Unknown or Other. Additionally, 11,666 are Hispanic or Latino.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 18,229 cases Wednesday, up 94 from yesterday, with 864 hospitalizations, up three, and 339 deaths. There have been 20,442 vaccine doses administered, or 8.94% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 13,393 cases in Trumbull County, up 64 from Tuesday, with 952 hospitalizations and 325 deaths. There have been 15,094 vaccinations administered in the county, or 7.62% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 7,665 positive cases as of Wednesday, up 31, along with 451 hospitalizations, up three, and 130 deaths. There have been 7,377 vaccinations in the county, or 7.24% 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, 788,126 are confirmed. ODH reported 118,601 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 11,430 total deaths, 10,167 are confirmed and another 1,263 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 5,099.

The state reports a presumed 799,819 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 9,165,199 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 741,617 of the cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 111,999 are probable. There are currently 3,224 patients hospitalized, including 657 in the ICU. There are 378 are on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 21,955 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,662,502 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 83% 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 7,555 cases as of Wednesday, up 19 from the day before, and 226 deaths, up one, along with 25,195 negative tests. Lawrence County has 5,531 total cases, up 23 from Tuesday, and 172 deaths, up two, as well as 16,848 negative tests.

Statewide, 850,819 partial vaccines have been administered and 216,361 full. In Mercer County, 6,238 partial vaccines and 1,906 full vaccines have been administered, along with 4,022 partial and 1,034 full vaccines 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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