Coronavirus Case Update: April 27, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 16,325 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 42,050 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 764 total cases of COVID-19 in Mahoning County, of which there are 234 hospitalizations and 65 deaths. Mahoning County is second in the state for deaths, with Cuyahoga County leading the state with 96. It’s also seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 295 cases in Trumbull County with 113 hospitalizations and 27 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 228 positive cases, 93 hospitalizations and 20 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 15,699 are confirmed. It reported 626 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 3,232 hospitalizations and 978 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 753 total deaths, which breaks down to 712 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, 2,652 (16%) are health-care workers. Ohio has conducted 119,391 tests thus far.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 42,050 total cases, with 2,796 hospitalizations with 612 COVID-19 patients on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 1,597 confirmed deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 161,372 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,574 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 664 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 63 confirmed cases, five deaths and 667 negatives tests.

Mercer County has 42 ventilators available, as well as 21 adult ICU beds, 239 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 41 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with five adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 74 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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