Coronavirus Case Update: Aug. 12, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 104,248 total cases of COVID-19 in the state and 3,734 deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 120,281 total cases in the commonwealth and 7,352 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,623 cases, with 424 hospitalizations and 256 deaths. Mahoning County is fifth in the state for deaths and eighth in the state for the number of confirmed cases. Mahoning County Public Health reports 2,620 cases and 259 deaths.

The ODH reports 1,563 cases in Trumbull County with 304 hospitalizations and 110 deaths. The Trumbull County Combined Health District reports 1,547 cases, 257 total hospitalizations and 108 deaths.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,683 positive cases, 184 hospitalizations and 60 deaths. Columbiana County Health District reports 1,698 cases.

Mahoning and Trumbull counties are rated Orange in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System. Columbiana County is Yellow, though the public information officer for the health district, Laura Fauss, said in a statement the agency expects the color to be changed Thursday to Orange as case rates have surpassed the 50 per 100,000 threshold.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 98,725 are confirmed. ODH reported 5,523 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 11,901 hospitalizations and 2,721 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,734 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,460 confirmed deaths and another 274 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day case average is 1,215.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 82,310 Ohioans have recovered after testing positive. (Presumed recovered is defined as cases with a symptom onset date of greater than 21 days prior who are not deceased, according to the ODH website.)

Thus far, Ohio has conducted 1,722,857 tests. Of the positive tests, 11,655 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 121,130 total cases, with 606 hospitalizations, 96 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,385 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 117,739 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,271,976 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 77% have recovered (If a case has not been reported as a death, and it is more than 30 days past the date of their first positive test [or onset of symptoms] then an individual is considered recovered, according to the health department’s website).

Mercer County has 456 total cases and 11 deaths with 8,551 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 401 total cases, 16 deaths and 5,634 negative 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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