Streak of Record-Setting Days Ends as Ohio Reports 7,268 New COVID Cases

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 7,268 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, ending a streak of record-setting days, bringing the total to 305,364 cases in the state.

On Sunday, the department reported 7,853 new cases to establish the new daily record.

The state also reported 22,478 total hospitalizations – up 223 from Sunday – with 4,223 of those being admissions to intensive care. The Ohio Department of Health also reports 5,742 deaths, or 20 over the past 24 hours.

In Pennsylvania, the Department of Health reports 269,613 cases of COVID-19, up 4,476 from Sunday. The commonwealth also reported 2,575 current hospitalizations and 9,325 total deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 5,644 cases – up 150 since Sunday –with 634 hospitalizations and 295 deaths. There are 1,054 current cases in the county. According to the Department of Health’s ZIP code case map, the 44512 ZIP code has the most number of cases over the past two weeks with 146 positive cases, followed by 44514 with 130 and 44515 with 129.

The ODH reports 3,970 cases in Trumbull County, up 118 since Sunday, with 461 hospitalizations and 141 deaths. There are 957 active cases in the county. The 44410 ZIP code has the most cases in the past two weeks with 155, followed closely by 44484 with 135 and 44483 with 125.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,859 positive cases, up 48, along with 266 hospitalizations and 92 deaths. There are 439 active cases. The 44460 ZIP code has the most cases in the county over the past two weeks with 123, followed by 43920 with 95.

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, 289,593 are confirmed. ODH reported 15,771 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. The state also reports 5,742 total deaths, which breaks down to 5,387 confirmed deaths and another 355 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition.

The ODH also reports 22,478 hospitalizations, of which 4,223 are intensive care admissions. The state reports a presumed 205,198 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 5,303,068 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 269,913 total cases, with 2,575 people hospitalized and 269 on a ventilator. The commonwealth reported 9,325 COVID-related deaths. Of the total cases, 253,133 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,573,621 were reported negative. With positive cases, 68% 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 Monday, the health department reported Mercer County has 1,913 cases, or 60 new cases since Sunday, and 30 deaths with 16,367 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 1,595 total cases, up 41, and 54 deaths – one since Sunday – as well as 10,780 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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