Coronavirus Case Update: April 22, 2020

Updated 4:15 p.m., April 22 | Trumbull County numbers
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On Wednesday, numbers from the Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 14,121 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 35,684 total 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 635 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mahoning County – three more than reported by the state at 2 p.m. – of which there have been 221 hospitalizations and 57 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 79. It’s also seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The Trumbull County Combined Health District reported 262 cases in the county – one more than ODH reported – including 119 hospitalizations and 22 deaths. The county has 51 individuals in quarantine and is keeping track of 62 suspect cases in the Ohio Disease Reporting System.

Thus far, 227 individuals have successfully completed their quarantine and have been released in the county. The city of Warren has released 24 from quarantine.

Columbiana County has 193 positive cases, including 90 hospitalizations and 15 deaths, ODH reports.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 13,609 are confirmed. It reported 508 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 2,882 hospitalizations and 880 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 610 total deaths, which breaks down to 584 confirmed deaths and another 26 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 51.

Among positive diagnoses, 2,279 (16%) are health-care workers. Ohio has conducted 97,998 tests thus far.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 35,684 total cases, which breaks down to 35,045 confirmed cases and 639 probable. Since March 6, there have been 1,622 total deaths in the commonwealth, including 1,325 confirmed deaths and 297 probable.

Pennsylvania reports 2,764 hospitalizations with 668 COVID-19 patients on ventilators. Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 136,272 had negative results.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,487 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, 243 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 40 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 12 ventilators available, along with six adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 61 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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