UPDATED: Coronavirus Case Update: April 9, 2020

Updated April 9, 6:30 p.m.: Trumbull County numbers
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After a spike in the death count Wednesday, Mahoning County today reported no new deaths related to COVID-19, the disease spread by the coronavirus.

Mahoning County Public Health reports no change from the 28 deaths in it reported yesterday. Data released Wednesday afternoon by the health department shows the county has 337 confirmed cases of COVID-19, three more than ODH’s 2 p.m. update, with 152 hospitalizations, also three more than the state’s update. 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 137 total cases, five more than reported by the Ohio Department of Health at 2 p.m., as well as 67 hospitalizations and eight deaths.

Columbiana County reports 81 total cases, up 10 from Wednesday, with 52 hospitalizations and six deaths, according to the ODH.

Ohio reports 5,520 confirmed cases of COVID-19, based on numbers from the ODH and health departments in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Cases in Pennsylvania increased Thursday to 18,228.

Of all 5,520 cases in Ohio, 1,615 have resulted in hospitalizations – numbers reflect additional cases and hospitalizations reported in Mahoning County – and 497 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 213 deaths. The median age of those testing positive is 54. Health care workers comprise 21% or 1,137 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. To date, Ohio has conducted 55,985 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 2,048 hospitalizations with 589 patients on ventilators and 10 on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO life support. There have been 338 deaths from COVID-19 in the commonwealth since March 6.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,459 of the commonwealth’s total 5,089 ventilators are in use by COVID-19 and nonCOVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 30 total cases and no deaths, while Lawrence County has 37 confirmed cases and two deaths. To date, the commonwealth reports 87,374 negative COVID-19 tests. Mercer County has 30 ventilators available, as well as 19 adult ICU beds, 252 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 25 airborne isolation room beds available.

Lawrence County has 12 ventilators available, along with six adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 65 medical/surgical beds and one airborne isolation room bed.

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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