Ohio Reports Nearly 4,000 New COVID Cases in Past 2 Days

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reported Thursday 974,480 cases of COVID-19 in the state since the start of the pandemic, an increase of 3,897 over the past two days.

The platform the department uses for its coronavirus dashboard, Tableau, experienced an outage on Wednesday and The Business Journal did not report results for either Ohio or Pennsylvania.

In addition, the state announced Tuesday that it would change the way it reports deaths from the virus and will only update the tally using verified mortality data. ODH estimates it will update the count about twice per week.

The state’s 21-day reported case average is 2,050. The daily peak for new cases was 11,252 on Dec. 12.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 941,439 total cases on Thursday, an increase of 5,605 over the past two days, as well as 24,100 deaths, up 119 since Tuesday.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 19,532 cases Thursday, up 62 from Tuesday, with 920 hospitalizations and 537 deaths. There have been 41,509 vaccine doses administered, or 18.15% of the county’s population.

The ODH reports 14,381 cases in Trumbull County, or 44 new cases in the past two days, with 1,046 hospitalizations and 413 deaths. There have been 32,351 vaccinations administered in the county, or 16.43% of the total population.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 8,160 positive cases as of Thursday, up 40 since Tuesday, along with 465 hospitalizations and 200 deaths. There have been 15,344 vaccinations in the county, or 15.06% of the population.

Hospitalizations in Ohio are at 50,695, up 192 since Tuesday. Of the total hospitalizations, 7,181 have been admitted to intensive care, including 21 in the last two days. Currently, there are 1,009 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in Ohio, including 270 in intensive care and 196 on a ventilator.

In Region 5, which includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, there are 182 patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19, including 39 in the ICU and 24 on a ventilator.

As of March 4, there have been 1,803,091 vaccinations administered in Ohio, or 15.43% of the state’s population. Of those vaccinated, 1,414,081 are White; 104,288 are Black; 38,474 are Asian; 23,680 are Hispanic or Latino; 3,066 are American Indian/Alaska Native; 942 are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; and 5,886 are multiracial. There are 236,354 people listed as Unknown or Other that have been vaccinated.

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, 833,772 are confirmed. ODH reported 140,708 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition.

The ODH reported 16,750 deaths of Ohio residents because of COVID-19. Only verified mortality data is listed and the information is updated approximately twice weekly it is received.

The state reports a presumed 919,296 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 10,144547 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state. A list of vaccination sites can be found HERE.

In Pennsylvania, 808,788 of the state’s 941,439 cases are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 133,651 are probable. There are currently 1,628 patients hospitalized, including 350 in the ICU. There are 177 are on a ventilator.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,915,271 were reported negative, the department reported Thursday. With positive cases, 91% 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 8,211 total cases as of Thursday, up 139 from Tuesday, and 241 deaths. Lawrence County has reported 6,098 cases, up 42 over the past two days, and 184 deaths.

According to the commonwealth, 1,840,397 partial vaccines have been administered and 826,201 Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated. That includes 21,896 partial vaccinations and 9,287 full vaccinations in Mercer County and 12,785 partial and 5,107 full vaccinations 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.

For more stories on the coronavirus and its impact on businesses, both locally and nationally, go to our coronavirus news page here.

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