Ohio Sets Record with 5,008 New Cases of Coronavirus

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 5,008 new cases of COVID-19 in the state since Thursday, setting a new record for the second day in a row. The total number of cases in the state is 240,718.

The state also reported 20,246 total hospitalizations – up 231 from Thursday – with 3,991 of those being admissions to intensive care. The current 21-day reported hospitalization average is 159. The Ohio Department of Health also reports 5,494 deaths, up 21 from Thursday.

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Health reports 223,950 cases of COVID-19, up 3,384 from Thursday, along with 1,597 current hospitalizations and 8,975 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 4,472 cases – up 71 since Thursday – with 596 hospitalizations and 287 deaths. The ODH reports 2,865 cases in Trumbull County, up 101, with 418 hospitalizations and 138 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,416 positive cases, up 37, along with 251 hospitalizations 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.

Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday without providing details that he planned to announce additional measures soon to slow the spread of the virus. Ohio already has a statewide mask order, a limit — with exceptions — on gatherings over 10 people, and a ban on alcohol sales in bars and restaurants after 10 p.m.

“We’re going to do what we can do, wherever we can make an impact,” he said, calling the spread of the virus the No. 1 threat to lives and to the economy.

Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 227,796 are confirmed. ODH reported 13,382 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. The state also reports 5,494 total deaths, which breaks down to 5,165 confirmed deaths and another 329 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average for new cases is 2,961.

The ODH also reports 20,246 hospitalizations, of which 3,991 are intensive care admissions. The state reports a presumed 180,758 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 4,682,517 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 223,950 total cases, with 1,597 people hospitalized and 149 on ventilators. The commonwealth reported 8,975 COVID-related deaths. Of the cases reported, 212,258 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,408,366 were reported negative. 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.

Mercer County has 1,302 cases, up 38 from Thursday, and 28 deaths with 15,299 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 1,175 total cases, up 43, and 40 deaths, as well as 9,951 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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