Coronavirus Case Update: April 18, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On Saturday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 10,222 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 31,069 cases.

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

ODH reported 572 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mahoning County, of which there have been 204 hospitalizations and 45 deaths. There are 231 cases in Trumbull County, along with 94 hospitalizations and 16 deaths. Columbiana County has 161 cases with 81 hospitalizations and 13 deaths, according to ODH.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 9,939 are confirmed cases. It reported 283 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. Of the total cases, 2,519 have resulted in hospitalizations and 760 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 451 total deaths, according to the ODH, which breaks down to 434 confirmed deaths and another 17 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 53.

Health-care workers account for 1,934 (19%) of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, and the state reported 83,131 tests conducted, according to the ODH.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 31,069 confirmed cases, compared to 122,896 negative tests. The commonwealth reports 2,607 current hospitalizations with 646 patients on ventilators. There have been 836 deaths from COVID-19 in the commonwealth since March 6.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,458 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 57 total cases and one death with 428 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 60 confirmed cases, five deaths and 513 negatives tests.

Mercer County has 30 ventilators available, as well as 26 adult ICU beds, 235 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 39 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 12 ventilators available, along with nine adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 63 medical/surgical beds and one 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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