Ohio Smashes COVID Case Record … Again | 3,845 New Cases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the second day in a row, COVID-19 cases again surpass the state’s record as the Ohio Department of Health reports 3,845 new cases since Thursday, when it reported 3,590 new cases.

That brings the total reported cases to 212,782. The state also reported 18,969 hospitalizations – up 169 from Thursday – with 3,841 of those being admissions to intensive care. The current 21-day reported hospitalization average is 127. The Ohio Department of Health also reports 5,291 deaths, up 16 from Thursday.

* As of Oct. 30, the Pennsylvania Department of Health hadn’t reported new numbers for the commonwealth. On Thursday, the DOH reported 202,876 total cases, up 2,202 from Wednesday. The commonwealth also reported 1,229 hospitalizations, up 42 from Wednesday, as well as 8,762 deaths, up 44.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 4,006 cases – up 46 from Thursday – with 575 hospitalizations and 287 deaths. Of those cases, 1,121 are in the city of Youngstown, reports the Youngstown Police Department. The city also recorded a cumulative 151 hospitalizations and 50 deaths of its residents.

The ODH reports 2,487 cases in Trumbull County, up 36 from Thursday, with 396 hospitalizations and 136 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,246 positive cases – 19 new cases – along with 241 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 – Noble and Monroe in southeastern Ohio – which signifies active exposure and spread. Those counties represent just one-fifth of 1% of the state’s total population.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 200,782 are confirmed. ODH reported 12,173 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. The state also reports 5,291 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,979 confirmed deaths and another 312 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 2,223.

The ODH also reports 18,969 hospitalizations, of which 3,841 are intensive care admissions. The state reports a presumed 167,035 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 4,401,763 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 202,876 total cases, with 1,229 people hospitalized and 127 on ventilators. The commonwealth reported 8,762 COVID-related deaths. Of the cases reported, 193,611 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,282,828 were reported negative. With positive cases, 77% 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 1,073 total cases – up 21 from Wednesday – and 27 deaths with 14,398 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 903 total cases – up 24 – and 34 deaths, as well as 9,393 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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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.