Ohio Tops 7,000 New COVID Cases, PA Tops Wednesday’s Record

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reported a new record of 7,101 new cases of COVID-19 in the state since Wednesday for a total 274,457.

The state also reported 21,558 total hospitalizations – up 268 from Wednesday, the second most admissions since the start of the pandemic – with 4,143 of those being admissions to intensive care. The Ohio Department of Health also reports 5,658 deaths, or 35 more than Wednesday.

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Health reports 248,856 cases of COVID-19, up 5,488 from Wednesday, marking the second consecutive day of record high cases. The commonwealth also reported 2,196 current hospitalizations and 9,194 total deaths, up 49.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 5,065 cases – up 120 since Wednesday – with 622 hospitalizations, up seven, and 293 deaths.

The ODH reports 3,435 cases in Trumbull County, up 134 since Wednesday, with 445 hospitalizations, up six, and 139 deaths.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,612 positive cases, up 43, along with 262 hospitalizations, up three, and 91 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 Noble County remains at the Yellow level.

Of the total cases reported by Ohio Department of Health, 259,499 are confirmed. ODH reported 14,958 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. The state also reports 5,658 total deaths, which breaks down to 5,316 confirmed deaths and another 342 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition.

The ODH also reports 21,558 hospitalizations, of which 4,143 are intensive care admissions. The state reports a presumed 194,846 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 5,051,539 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 248,856 total cases, with 2,196 people hospitalized and 207 on a ventilator. The commonwealth reported 9,194 COVID-related deaths. Of the total cases, 234,125 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,506,649 were reported negative. With positive cases, 71% 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.

On Thursday, the health department reported Mercer County has 1,648 cases, or 88 new cases since Wednesday, and 30 deaths with 15,893 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 1,450 total cases, up 62, and 47 deaths – one since Wednesday – as well as 10,480 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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