Ohio Reports Nearly 7K New Cases, Shattering Previous Record

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 6,933 new cases of COVID-19 in the state since Monday, well beyond the previous record for a 24-hour period – set Sunday when 5,549 cases were reported.

The total number of cases in the state Tuesday is 261,482.

The state also reported 21,037 total hospitalizations – up 386 from Monday – with 4,086 of those being admissions to intensive care. The current 21-day reported hospitalization average is 174. The Ohio Department of Health also reports 5,547 deaths, or 23 more than Monday.

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Health reports 238,657 cases of COVID-19, up 4,361 from Monday – a new record for the commonwealth – along with 1,938 current hospitalizations and 9,086 deaths, up 62.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 4,834 cases – up 112 since Monday – with 611 hospitalizations, up seven and 287 deaths.

The ODH reports 3,234 cases in Trumbull County, up 123 since Monday, with 431 hospitalizations, up seven, and 139 deaths.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,546 positive cases, up 32, along with 256 hospitalizations, up four, and 88 deaths.

Mahoning and Trumbull counties are rated Red in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System, indicating very high exposure and spread. Columbiana County has an Orange rating, indicating increased exposure and spread.

Only two counties remain at the Yellow level: Morgan and Monroe in southeastern Ohio.

Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 247,260 are confirmed. ODH reported 14,222 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. The state also reports 5,547 total deaths, which breaks down to 5,212 confirmed deaths and another 335 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average for new cases is 3,612.

The ODH also reports 21,037 hospitalizations, of which 4,086 are intensive care admissions. The state reports a presumed 186,254 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.

Thus far, Ohio has conducted 4,950,007 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 238,657 total cases, with 1,938 people hospitalized and 189 on ventilators. The commonwealth reported 9,086 COVID-related deaths. Of the cases reported, 225,150 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,470,785 were reported negative. With positive cases, 72% 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.

Mercer County has 1,483 cases, or 58 new cases since Monday, and 29 deaths – one since Monday – with 15,644 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 1,343 total cases, up 47, and 44 deaths – two since Monday – as well as 10,254 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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