Coronavirus Case Update: April 26, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 15,963 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 41,165 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 737 total cases of COVID-19 in Mahoning County, of which there are 231 hospitalizations and 66 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 ODH reported 293 cases in Trumbull County with 107 hospitalizations and 24 deaths.

The ODH reports 223 positive cases and 92 hospitalizations in the county. The Columbiana County Health District reports 19 deaths in the county, one more than reported by ODH.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 15,360 are confirmed. It reported 603 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 3,178 hospitalizations and 952 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 728 total deaths, which breaks down to 687 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, 2,596 (16%) are health-care workers. Ohio has conducted 115,783 tests thus far.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 41,165 total cases, with 2,741 hospitalizations with 617 COVID-19 patients on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 1,550 confirmed deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 157,428 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,449 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 65 total cases and one death with 637 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 61 confirmed cases, five deaths and 644 negatives tests.

Mercer County has 42 ventilators available, as well as 19 adult ICU beds, 252 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 41 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with six adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 69 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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