Coronavirus Case Update: April 19, 2020
Updated, 4:40 p.m., April 19 | Trumbull County numbers
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On Sunday, numbers from the Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 11,605 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 32,284 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 589 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mahoning County, of which there have been 210 hospitalizations and 48 deaths. The county is second in the state for deaths, with Cuyahoga County leading the state with 53. Marion and Franklin counties now lead the state in total cases with 1,834 and 1,513, respectively.
The number of confirmed cases in Marion spiked to nearly 1,000 on Saturday, driven largely by infections at the Marion Correctional Institution. The Marion Star reported the prison had 365 inmates and at least 99 staff infected with COVID-19 on Friday.
According to the Trumbull County Combined Health District, there are 240 cases in Trumbull County, along with 114 hospitalizations and 20 deaths. There are 88 people in quarantine and being monitored, and the district is tracking another 55 suspected cases in the Ohio Disease Reporting System. Thus far, 184 individuals in Trumbull County have completed their quarantines and were released.
Columbiana County has 167 cases with 83 hospitalizations, according to ODH. The Columbiana County Health District reported another death Sunday, bringing the total to 14 in the county. According to a release, the latest death was an elderly woman whose underlying health conditions are not yet known. Of the 14 deaths reported, three were residents of long-term care facilities and six were inmates from Federal Correction Institution Elkton.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons reported 35 FCI Elkton inmates and 38 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sunday morning. However, the Columbiana County Health District reports 61 inmates have tested positive for the virus.
Of the total cases reported by ODH, 11,292 are confirmed. It reported 310 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition.
Of the total cases, 2,565 have resulted in hospitalizations and 765 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 472 total deaths, according to numbers from ODH and the Columbiana County Health District, which breaks down to 453 confirmed deaths and another 18 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 52.
Health-care workers account for 1,999 (17%) of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, and the state reported 86,989 tests conducted, according to the ODH.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 32,284 confirmed cases, compared to 126,570 negative tests. On Saturday, the commonwealth reported 2,635 current hospitalizations with 643 patients on ventilators, with no updates on Sunday. There have been 1,112 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 and five deaths.
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.
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Jo Ann Bobby-Gilbert contributed to this report.
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