Coronavirus Case Update: April 29, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 17,303 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 44,366 total cases.

All 88 Ohio counties have at least one confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease spread by the coronavirus.

The ODH reports 804 total cases of COVID-19 in Mahoning County, of which there are 238 hospitalizations and 81 deaths. Mahoning County is third in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 305 cases in Trumbull County with 115 hospitalizations and 30 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 247 positive cases, 95 hospitalizations and 23 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 16,601 are confirmed. It reported 702 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 3,421 hospitalizations and 1,014 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 937 total deaths, which breaks down to 856 confirmed deaths and another 81 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 51.

Among positive diagnoses, 2,797 (16%) are health-care workers. Ohio has conducted 128,206 tests thus far.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 44,366 total cases, with 2,683 hospitalizations with 568 COVID-19 patients on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 2,195 confirmed deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 170,517 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,450 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 707 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 64 total cases, six deaths and 711 negatives tests.

Mercer County has 42 ventilators available, as well as 16 adult ICU beds, 244 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 40 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with four adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 68 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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