Ohio Sets New One-Day Record for COVID-19 Cases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reported a new record of 2,039 new cases of COVID-19 since Tuesday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 173,665. Of the new cases, 1,880 are confirmed.

The state also reports 5,033 total deaths – up 16 since Tuesday – and 151 new hospitalizations. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 175,922 total cases – up 1,276 from Tuesday – and 8,411 deaths, up 27.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,425 cases – up 25 from Tuesday – with 534 hospitalizations and 283 deaths. Mahoning County Public Health reports 3,396 cases as of Oct. 13.

The ODH reports 2,114 cases in Trumbull County – up 15 from Tuesday – with 360 hospitalizations and 133 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,042 positive cases – 15 new cases – along with 231 hospitalizations and 86 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.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 163,558 are confirmed. ODH reported 10,107 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 16,716 hospitalizations and 3,464 intensive care admissions, as well as 5,033 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,725 confirmed deaths and another 308 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,282.

The state reports a presumed 145,969 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 3,716,545 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 175,922 total cases, with 749 people hospitalized and 91 on ventilators. The commonwealth reports 8,411 COVID-related deaths thus far. Of the cases reported, 169,350 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,074,729 were reported negative. With positive cases, 80% 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 847 total cases – up seven from Tuesday – and 25 deaths with 12,960 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 653 total cases – 10 new cases from Tuesday – and 24 deaths, as well as 8,431 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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