Ohio Tops 4,000 New COVID Cases on Election Day

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 4,229 new cases of COVID-19 in the state since Monday, bringing the total since the pandemic started to 226,138.

The state also reported 19,615 total hospitalizations – up 213 from Monday – with 3,924 of those being admissions to intensive care. The current 21-day reported hospitalization average is 145. The Ohio Department of Health also reports 5,373 deaths, up 33 from Monday.

In Pennsylvania, the state’s Department of Health reports 214,871 cases of COVID-19, up 2,875 from Sunday, along with 1,417 current hospitalizations and 8,855 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 4,243 cases with 581 hospitalizations and 287 deaths. The ODH reports 2,649 cases in Trumbull County, with 406 hospitalizations and 138 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,315 positive cases, along with 243 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, 213,350 are confirmed. ODH reported 12,788 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. The state also reports 5,373 total deaths, which breaks down to 5,049 confirmed deaths and another 324 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average for new cases is 2,596.

The ODH also reports 19,615 hospitalizations, of which 3,924 are intensive care admissions. The state reports a presumed 174,130 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 4,591,927 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 214,871 total cases, with 1,417 people hospitalized and 134 on ventilators. The commonwealth reported 8,855 COVID-related deaths. Of the cases reported, 204,363 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,354,346 were reported negative. With positive cases, 75% 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 1,194 cases and 27 deaths with 15,012 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 1,024 total cases and 36 deaths, as well as 9,750 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.