Coronavirus Case Update: Aug. 13, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 105,426 total cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 1,178 in the last 24 hours, as well as 3,755 deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 122,121 total cases in the commonwealth and 7,409 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,644 cases, with 428 hospitalizations and 258 deaths. Mahoning County is fifth in the state for deaths and ninth in the state for the number of cases. Mahoning County Public Health reports 2,641 cases and 260 deaths.

The ODH reports 1,578 cases in Trumbull County with 306 hospitalizations and 111 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,699 positive cases, 185 hospitalizations and 60 deaths.

Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull counties are rated Orange in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 99,856 are confirmed. ODH reported 5,570 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 12,023 hospitalizations and 2,743 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,755 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,481 confirmed deaths and another 274 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day case average is 1,202.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 83,642 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 1,747,737 tests. Of the positive tests, 11,782 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 122,121 total cases, with 606 hospitalizations, 96 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,409 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 118,731 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,288,873 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 78% 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 468 total cases and 12 deaths with 8,644 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 414 total cases, 16 deaths and 5,701 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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