Coronavirus Case Update: April 20, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On Monday, numbers from the Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 12,923 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 33,232 confirmed 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 608 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mahoning County, of which there have been 213 hospitalizations. The state reports 50 deaths, one more than the county reported earlier Monday. More than half (51%) of deaths were long-term care residents, and 96% of all deaths had an underlying health condition.

The county is second in the state for deaths, with Cuyahoga County leading the state with 55.

According to ODH, there are 249 cases in Trumbull County, along with 95 current hospitalizations and 20 deaths.

Columbiana County has 182 positive cases, including 84 hospitalizations, ODH reports.

Of the positive diagnoses, 61 are from the Federal Correction Institution in Elkton, while 15 are from long-term care facilities throughout the county, reported the Columbiana County Health District Monday morning. The district reports 14 deaths in the county, six of whom were inmates at FCI Elkton and three residents from long-term care facilities.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 12,516 are confirmed. It reported 403 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition.

Of the total cases, 2,653 have resulted in hospitalizations and 798 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 509 total deaths, which breaks down to 491 confirmed deaths and another 18 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 51.

Health-care workers account for 2,081 (16%) of the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, and the state reported 90,839 tests conducted, according to the ODH.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 33,232 confirmed cases, compared to 129,720 negative tests. The commonwealth reported 2,702 current hospitalizations with 644 patients on ventilators, with no updates on Sunday. There have been 1,204 deaths from COVID-19 in the commonwealth since March 6.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,448 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 59 total cases and one death with 500 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 59 confirmed cases, five deaths and 531 negatives tests and five deaths.

Mercer County has 30 ventilators available, as well as 29 adult ICU beds, 236 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 36 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 12 ventilators available, along with seven adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 59 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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