Coronavirus Case Update: Aug. 21, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 113,046 total cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 1,043 in the last 24 hours, as well as 3,955 total deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 127,633 total cases in the commonwealth and 7,558 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,741 cases, with 440 hospitalizations and 262 deaths. Mahoning County is fifth in the state for deaths and ninth in the state for the number of cases. The Mahoning County Public Health department reports 2,737 total cases and 263 total deaths.

The ODH reports 1,684 cases in Trumbull County with 318 hospitalizations and 114 deaths.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,755 positive cases, 188 hospitalizations and 63 deaths. The Columbiana County Health District reported 1,763 total positive cases and 63 COVID-19-related deaths.

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

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 107,064 are confirmed. ODH reported 5,982 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 12,719 hospitalizations and 2,864 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,955 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,675 confirmed deaths and another 280 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,042.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 92,736 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 1,930,913 tests. Of the positive tests, 12,682 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 127,633 total cases, with 510 hospitalizations, 93 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,558 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 124,031 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,399,509 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 513 total cases and 12 deaths with 9,312 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 436 total cases, 16 deaths and 6,182 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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