Coronavirus Case Update: April 23, 2020

Updated at 4:30 p.m., April 23 | Trumbull County numbers
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – On Thursday, numbers from the Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 14,694 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 37,053 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.

The ODH reports Mahoning County has 666 total cases of COVID-19, of which there have been 220 hospitalizations and 62 deaths. Mahoning County is second in the state for deaths, with Cuyahoga County leading the state with 83. It’s also seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

At 4 p.m., the Trumbull County Combined Health District reported 274 cases with 125 hospitalizations and 23 deaths.

Columbiana County has 208 positive cases, including 91 hospitalizations and 16 deaths, ODH reports.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 14,142 are confirmed. It reported 552 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 2,960 hospitalizations and 900 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 656 total deaths, which breaks down to 618 confirmed deaths and another 38 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 51.

Among positive diagnoses, 2,370 (16%) are health-care workers. Ohio has conducted 102,325 tests thus far.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 37,053 total cases. Since March 6, there have been 1,394 confirmed deaths in Pennsylvania. At press time, the commonwealth was still determining probable death numbers. On Wednesday, 1,622 total deaths were reported.

Pennsylvania reports 2,745 hospitalizations with 663 COVID-19 patients on ventilators. Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 142,061 had negative results.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,482 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 60 total cases and one death with 560 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 61 confirmed cases, five deaths and 585 negatives tests.

Mercer County has 30 ventilators available, as well as 29 adult ICU beds, 246 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 41 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 12 ventilators available, along with four adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 63 medical/surgical beds and two 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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