Ohio Reports Nearly 8,000 New COVID Cases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health reports 7,892 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s total to 784,957.

There were also 219 new hospitalizations for a total of 41,377. Of those, 6,188 have been intensive care admissions. ODH reports 9,702 deaths from COVID-19, up 75 from the day before.

Statewide, 304,976 vaccinations have been administered, including 8,376 in the past 24 hours.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 5,338 new cases, bringing the state’s total to 725,154 COVID-19 cases, as well as 17,773 deaths, up 83 from Sunday.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 16,104 cases Monday, up 286 over the weekend, with 818 hospitalizations – one over the weekend – and 325 deaths, or 10 reported over the weekend after no new deaths from the coronavirus since Jan. 4. There have been 5,774 vaccine doses administered in the county.

The ODH reports 11,781 cases in Trumbull County, or 212 new cases since Friday, with 839 hospitalizations, up 15 over the weekend, and 288 deaths, up three over the weekend. There have been 3,448 vaccines administered.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 6,699 positive cases as of Monday, up 120, along with 419 hospitalizations, up two, and 122 deaths. There have been 2,186 vaccines administered in the county.

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 currently ranked Purple – the highest threat level – indicating severe exposure and spread and recommending that residents leave their homes only for supplies and services.

Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 696,826 are confirmed. ODH reported 88,131 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. Of the 9,702 total deaths, 8,730 are confirmed and another 972 are probable under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 7,410.

The ODH also reports a cumulative 41,377 hospitalizations, of which 6,188 are intensive care admissions, including 28 in the last 24 hours. The state reports a presumed 639,080 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 Friday, Ohio had conducted 8,186,142 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

In Pennsylvania, 644,457 of the cases in the commonwealth are confirmed, according to the state’s Department of Health, and 81,697 are probable. There are currently 5,232 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the commonwealth, of whom 1,070 are in the ICU and 663 are on a ventilator.

Pennsylvania also reports 17,853 total deaths.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 3,392,246 were reported negative, the department reported Tuesday. With positive cases, 74% 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 6,672 cases as of Monday, up 54 from the day before, and 172 deaths, up one, along with 23,339 negative tests. Lawrence County has 4,826 total cases, up 36, and 140 deaths, up one in the past 24 hours, as well as 15,233 negative tests.

Statewide, 264,380 partial vaccines have been administered and 21,291 full. In Mercer County, 2,007 partial vaccines and 67 full vaccines have been administered, along with 1,163 partial and 31 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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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.