Coronavirus Case Update: Aug. 24, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 115,651 total cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 849 in the last 24 hours, as well as 3,986 total deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 129,474 total cases in the commonwealth and 7,579 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,788 cases, with 441 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 2,784 total cases and 263 total deaths.

The ODH reports 1,710 cases in Trumbull County with 323 hospitalizations and 115 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,771 positive cases, 189 hospitalizations and 63 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, 109,566 are confirmed. ODH reported 6,085 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 12,859 hospitalizations and 2,888 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,986 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,705 confirmed deaths and another 281 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,033.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 95,554 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 1,998,115 tests. Of the positive tests, 12,914 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 129,474 total cases, with 518 hospitalizations, 71 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,579 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 125,822 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,433,364 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 81% 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 532 total cases and 13 deaths with 9,521 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 441 total cases, 17 deaths and 6,377 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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