Ohio Tops 10,000 New COVID Cases, PA 10,000 COVID-Related Deaths
Updated 4 p.m. 11/25: Montgomery, Lake and Lorain counties rank purple on Public Health Advisory System.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ohio set its largest daily new COVID-19 case record to date Wednesday with 10,835 new cases since Tuesday. That brings the cumulative total case count to 382,743, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
On Monday, the ODH reported 11,885 new cases, but Gov. Mike DeWine said that number may have been “artificially high” because two labs – Mercy Health and Cleveland Clinic – had reported two days’ worth of numbers.
ODH also reported 417 new hospitalizations since Tuesday, bringing the current hospitalization count to a record 4,541 patients with COVID-19. Of those patients, 1,077 are in intensive care and 615 are on a ventilator. Since the start of the pandemic, Ohio has reported 25,486 total hospitalizations with 4,527 of those ICU admissions.
In Pennsylvania, the Department of Health reports 327,829 cases of COVID-19, up 6,759 from Tuesday. The commonwealth also reported 3,990 current hospitalizations – up 93 from Tuesday – and 10,095 total deaths, up 144.
In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 7,530 cases, up 254 from Tuesday with 681 hospitalizations, up six, and 300 deaths, up one. The county has had 1,840 cases over the past two weeks, according to Ohio’s ZIP code case map. The 44514 ZIP code, primarily Poland, has the most cases over the past two weeks at 274, followed by 44515, Austintown, with 224 cases; and 44512, primarily Boardman, with 222.
The ODH reports 5,584 cases in Trumbull County, up 279 new cases from Tuesday, with 518 hospitalizations, up 10, and 147 deaths. There have been 1,469 cases in the past two weeks, led by the 44484 ZIP code, primarily Warren/Niles with 193 cases; the 44410 ZIP code, Cortland, with 191; and 44483, Warren/Champion Heights, with 185.
In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 3,576 positive cases, 104 new from Tuesday, along with two new hospitalizations, bringing the total to 298, and 98 deaths, up one. There have been 728 new cases over the past two weeks, according to the state ZIP code map, led by 43920 – Calcutta – with 181 cases, and 44460 – Salem – with 138.
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.
Late Wednesday, ODH reported Montgomery, Lake and Lorain counties joined Franklin County at the Purple level – the highest threat level – indicating severe exposure and spread and recommending that resident leave their homes only for supplies and services.
Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 361,623 are confirmed. ODH reported 21,120 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. The state also reports 6,274 total deaths, up 156 from Tuesday – which breaks down to 5,869 confirmed deaths and another 405 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 7,264
The ODH also reports 25,486 hospitalizations, of which 4,527 are intensive care admissions, up 44 since Tuesday. The state reports a presumed 242,146 Ohioans have recovered after testing positive, up 5,528 since Tuesday. 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 Wednesday, Ohio had conducted 5,835,768 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.
On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 327,829 total cases, with 3,990 people hospitalized, 858 in ICU and 441 on a ventilator. The commonwealth reported 10,095 COVID-related deaths. Of the total cases, 305,061 are confirmed.
Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,743,221 were reported negative. With positive cases, 62% 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 2,538 cases, or 72 new cases since Tuesday, and 43 deaths – up four – with 17,816 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 1,986 total cases, up 57 from Tuesday, and 66 deaths, as well as 11,475 negative tests.
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