YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 1,539 new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 164,262, as well as 4,983 total deaths – up 13 since Wednesday. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 167,928 total cases – up 1,376 from Monday – and 8,299 deaths, up 27.
In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,316 cases – up 27 from Wednesday – with 521 hospitalizations and 282 deaths.
The ODH reports 2,037 cases in Trumbull County – up 13 from Wednesday – with 353 hospitalizations and 133 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,003 positive cases – five new cases – along with 225 hospitalizations and 86 deaths.
Mahoning and Trumbull counties both were upgraded on Thursday to Red in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System, indicating very high exposure and spread.
“Mahoning County residents are encouraged to continue to follow all current health orders. Facial coverings are to be worn at all times,” said Mahoning County Public Health in a statement. “This includes when in any indoor location that is not a residence; when outdoors and unable to consistently maintain a distance of six feet or more from individuals who are not members of their household; and waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, a taxi, a private care service or ride sharing vehicle.”
Of the total cases reported by ODH, 154,746 are confirmed. ODH reported 9,442 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 16,200 hospitalizations and 3,395 intensive care admissions, as well as 4,983 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,674 confirmed deaths and another 309 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,080, up 23 from yesterday.
The state reports a presumed 140,808 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 3,480,214 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 167,928 total cases, with 687 people hospitalized with 76 on ventilators. The commonwealth reports 8,299 COVID-related deaths thus far. Of the cases reported, 162,063 are confirmed.
Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,985,103 were reported negative. With positive cases, 81% 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 797 total cases – up 12 from Tuesday – and 24 deaths with 12,464 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 593 total cases – 25 new cases – and 23 deaths, as well as 8,093 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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