Coronavirus Case Update: April 8, 2020

Updated: April 8, 2020, 5:15 p.m., Trumbull County numbers.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As of 2 p.m. April 8, Ohio surpassed 5,000 confirmed cases at 5,148 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Cases in Pennsylvania have reached 16,239.

Mahoning County Public Health reports 28 deaths in Mahoning County from COVID-19, the disease spread by coronavirus, up from 19 the day prior.

Data released Wednesday afternoon by the health department at 1:13 p.m. shows the county has 305 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 138 hospitalizations. More than half of the deaths are among those 80 years and older, with those aged 60 to 79 making up 37% of COVID-19 deaths in the county.

Of those who have died, 96% have an underlying health condition, 43% are long-term care residents, and the median age is 79. The county currently leads the state in deaths, with Cuyahoga County following with 23 deaths. Mahoning County is currently fifth in total case count.

At 4 p.m., the Trumbull County Combined Health District reported 129 cases in the county, an increase of 19 from Tuesday, with 65 hospitalizations and eight deaths.

Columbiana County reports 71 total cases, up sharply from 59 on Tuesday, with 47 hospitalizations and six deaths, according to the ODH.

Of all 5,148 cases in Ohio, 1,495 have resulted in hospitalizations, 472 of which are in the intensive care unit. There have been 193 deaths. The median age of those testing positive is 54. Health care workers comprise 21% or 1,064 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. To date, Ohio has conducted 53,341 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health didn’t have updated numbers for hospitalizations Wednesday, but reported 1,319 hospitalizations Tuesday. There have been 310 deaths from COVID-19 in the commonwealth since March 6. Mercer County has 27 total cases and no deaths, while Lawrence County has 32 confirmed cases and two deaths. To date, the commonwealth reports 82,299 negative COVID-19 tests.

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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