Coronavirus Case Update: Aug. 19, 2020

Updated 3:19 p.m. | Trumbull County Combined Health District data
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 110,881 total cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 958 in the last 24 hours, as well as 3,907 deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 126,149 total cases in the commonwealth and 7,523 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,710 cases, with 434 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 2,707 cases and 262 deaths.

The ODH reports 1,662 cases in Trumbull County with 314 hospitalizations and 113 deaths. The Trumbull County Combined Health District reports 1,660 cases and 110 deaths.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,737 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, 104,999 are confirmed. ODH reported 5,882 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 12,529 hospitalizations and 2,827 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,907 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,627 confirmed deaths and another 280 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,095.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 90,436 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 1,882,588 tests. Of the positive tests, 12,428 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 126,149 total cases, with 548 hospitalizations, 94 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,523 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 122,605 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,368,318 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 9,094 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 431 total cases, 16 deaths and 5,926 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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