Coronavirus Case Update: April 16, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As of Thursday afternoon, health departments in Ohio are reporting 8,425 total cases of COVID-19, which includes information from the Ohio Department of Health and updates from Mahoning and Columbiana counties.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 27,735 cases.

Mahoning County Public Health reported Thursday 523 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, of which there have been 203 hospitalizations and 41 deaths.

The ODH reports Trumbull County has 203 total cases with 92 hospitalizations and 14 deaths, as well as 136 total cases in Columbiana County, with 78 hospitalizations and 10 deaths.

Of the total cases in Ohio, the ODH reports 8,239 are confirmed cases. It reported 175 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. Of the total cases, 2,331 have resulted in hospitalizations and 707 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 389 total deaths, according to the ODH, which breaks down to 373 confirmed deaths and another 16 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 54.

Health-care workers account for 1,729 (21%) of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, and the state reported 74,840 tests conducted, according to the ODH.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 27,735 confirmed cases Thursday, compared to 113,735 negative tests. The commonwealth reports 2,503 current hospitalizations with 664 patients on ventilators. There have been 707 deaths from COVID-19 in the commonwealth since March 6.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,489 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 50 total cases and no deaths, while Lawrence County has 55 confirmed cases and five deaths. Mercer County has 30 ventilators available, as well as 27 adult ICU beds, 243 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 27 airborne isolation room beds available.

Lawrence County has 12 ventilators available, along with six adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 70 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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