Coronavirus Case Update: April 10, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ohio reports 5,878 total cases of COVID-19, while Pennsylvania nears 20,000.

The Ohio Department of Health reported Friday 5,836 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease spread by the coronavirus. It also reported 42 probable cases based on the CDC expanded case definition.

Of all cases in Ohio, 1,755 have resulted in hospitalizations and 548 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 231 deaths, including 227 confirmed deaths and another four “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded death definition. The median age of those testing positive is 54. Health care workers comprise 1,237 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. To date, Ohio has conducted 58,573 tests.

Data from Mahoning County Public Health on Friday shows 358 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 157 hospitalizations and 31 deaths, up from 28 deaths reported Thursday. More than half (52%) of the deaths are among those 80 years and older, with those aged 60 to 79 making up 37% of COVID-19 deaths in the county.

Of those who have died, 96% have an underlying health condition, 45% are long-term care residents, and the median age is 79. The county currently leads the state in deaths, with Cuyahoga County following with 22 deaths and 1,052 cases. Mahoning County is currently fifth in total case count.

The Ohio Department of Health reports 149 total cases in Trumbull County, as well as 74 hospitalizations and eight deaths. Columbiana County reports 92 total cases with 58 hospitalizations and six deaths, according to the ODH.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Friday that positive diagnoses of COVID-19 increased to 19,979, including 2,069 hospitalizations with 598 patients on ventilators and 11 on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO life support. There have been 416 deaths from COVID-19 in the commonwealth since March 6.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,410 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and nonCOVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 36 total cases and no deaths, while Lawrence County has 45 confirmed cases and three deaths. To date, the commonwealth reports 93,040 negative COVID-19 tests. Mercer County has 30 ventilators available, as well as 19 adult ICU beds, 251 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 27 airborne isolation room beds available.

Lawrence County has 12 ventilators available, along with five adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 67 medical/surgical beds and two airborne isolation room beds.

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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