Coronavirus Case Update: Aug. 18, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 109,923 total cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 861 in the last 24 hours, as well as 3,871 deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 125,579 total cases in the commonwealth and 7,499 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,702 cases, with 433 hospitalizations and 261 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 2,699 cases and 262 deaths.

The ODH reports 1,642 cases in Trumbull County with 313 hospitalizations and 113 deaths. Trumbull County Combined Health District reports 1,657 cases and 110 deaths

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,733 positive cases, 186 hospitalizations and 62 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, 104,105 are confirmed. ODH reported 5,818 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 12,436 hospitalizations and 2,805 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,871 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,592 confirmed deaths and another 279 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day case average is 1,116.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 89,068 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 1,863,180 tests. Of the positive tests, 12,314 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 125,579 total cases, with 548 hospitalizations, 94 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,499 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 122,050 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,353,987 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 504 total cases and 12 deaths with 9,053 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 429 total cases, 16 deaths and 5,895 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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