Coronavirus Case Update: April 17, 2020

Updated, 9:26 p.m., April 17: FCI Elkton numbers and Trumbull County update
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As of Friday afternoon, health departments in Ohio are reporting 9,112 total cases of COVID-19, which includes information from the Ohio Department of Health and updates from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 29,441 cases.

Of all 88 Ohio counties, all but one have at least one confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease spread by the coronavirus.

Mahoning County Public Health reported Friday 552 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, of which there have been 203 hospitalizations and 45 deaths, an increase of four since Thursday.

The Trumbull County Combined Health District reported two new deaths in the county, bringing its total to 17. It also reports a total of 219 confirmed cases and 101 hospitalizations.

The ODH reports 154 total cases in Columbiana County, with 82 hospitalizations and 11 deaths.

At the Federal Correctional Institution Elkton, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is reporting 39 inmates and 37 staff members who tested positive, with six inmate deaths and no staff deaths.

Joseph Mayle, Union President at Federal Correctional Institution Elkton reported Friday afternoon 32 inmates hospitalized with 16 of those on ventilation, 98 quarantined and 26 in isolation, and 33 staff members testing positive.

Of the total 9,107 cases reported by ODH – which doesn’t include the additional cases reported in Mahoning County – 8,858 are confirmed cases. It reported 249 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. Of the total cases, 2,424 have resulted in hospitalizations and 740 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 418 total deaths, according to the ODH, which breaks down to 401 confirmed deaths and another 17 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 54.

Health-care workers account for 1,853 (20%) of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, and the state reported 77,677 tests conducted, according to the ODH.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 29,441 confirmed cases Thursday, compared to 117,932 negative tests. The commonwealth reports 2,592 current hospitalizations with 651 patients on ventilators. There have been 756 deaths from COVID-19 in the commonwealth since March 6.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,469 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 56 total cases and recorded its first death, while Lawrence County has 59 confirmed cases and five deaths. Mercer County has 30 ventilators available, as well as 28 adult ICU beds, 235 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 36 airborne isolation room beds available.

Lawrence County has 12 ventilators available, along with six adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 58 medical/surgical beds and one airborne isolation room beds.

Mercer County reports 391 negative tests thus far, while Lawrence County reports 490.

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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