Coronavirus Case Update: Aug. 17, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 109,062 total cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 775 in the last 24 hours, as well as 3,832 deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 124,844 total cases in the commonwealth and 7,468 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,665 cases, with 429 hospitalizations and 260 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 2,688 cases and 260 deaths.

The ODH reports 1,637 cases in Trumbull County with 312 hospitalizations and 112 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,729 positive cases, 186 hospitalizations and 62 deaths. The Columbiana County Health District reports 1,736 positive cases, 957 of whom are inmates at FCI Elkton.

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, 103,320 are confirmed. ODH reported 5,742 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 12,319 hospitalizations and 2,786 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,832 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,554 confirmed deaths and another 278 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day case average is 1,137.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 87,764 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 1,843,274 tests. Of the positive tests, 12,167 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 124,844 total cases, with 560 hospitalizations, 95 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,468 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 121,354 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,342,475 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 79% 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 495 total cases and 12 deaths with 8,980 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 429 total cases, 16 deaths and 5,860 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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