Coronavirus Case Update: April 21, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On Tuesday, numbers from the Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 13,726 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 34,528 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 622 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mahoning County – one more than state reports at 2 p.m. – of which there have been 219 hospitalizations and 55 deaths. More than half (53%) of deaths were long-term care residents, and 96% of all deaths had an underlying health condition.

Mahoning County is second in the state for deaths, with Cuyahoga County leading the state with 64. It’s also seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

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 total cases reported by ODH, 13,725 are confirmed. It reported 475 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 2,779 hospitalizations and 838 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 557 total deaths, which breaks down to 538 confirmed deaths and another 19 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 50.

Positive cases among health-care workers increased to 2,169, or 16% of total cases in the state. Ohio has conducted 94,239 tests thus far.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 34,528 confirmed cases, compared to 132,323 negative tests. The commonwealth reported 2,669 current hospitalizations with 654 patients on ventilators, with no updates on Sunday. There have been 1,564 deaths from COVID-19 in the commonwealth since March 6.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,465 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 519 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 60 confirmed cases, six deaths and 537 negatives tests.

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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