Coronavirus Case Update: April 24, 2020

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 38,652 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 688 total cases of COVID-19 in Mahoning County, of which there have been 220 hospitalizations and 65 deaths. Mahoning County is second in the state for deaths, with Cuyahoga County leading the state with 91. It’s also seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODG reported 278 cases in Trumbull County with 105 hospitalizations and 23 deaths. Columbiana County has 214 positive cases, including 91 hospitalizations and 18 deaths, ODH reports.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 14,581 are confirmed. It reported 588 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 3,053 hospitalizations and 920 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 690 total deaths, which breaks down to 649 confirmed deaths and another 41 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 51.

Among positive diagnoses, 2,455 (16%) are health-care workers. Ohio has conducted 107,109 tests thus far.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 38,652 total cases, with 2,746 hospitalizations with 662 COVID-19 patients on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 1,492 confirmed deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 147,491 had negative results.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,476 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 64 total cases and one death with 613 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 61 confirmed cases, five deaths and 621 negatives tests.

Mercer County has 30 ventilators available, as well as 21 adult ICU beds, 247 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 41 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 12 ventilators available, along with six adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 58 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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