Coronavirus Case Update: Aug. 25, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 116,495 total cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 844 in the last 24 hours, as well as 3,996 total deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 130,035 total cases in the commonwealth and 7,605 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,795 cases, with 444 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 2,793 total cases and 264 total deaths.

The ODH reports 1,715 cases in Trumbull County with 325 hospitalizations and 116 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,773 positive cases, 191 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, 110,343 are confirmed. ODH reported 6,152 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 12,956 hospitalizations and 2,903 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,996 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,716 confirmed deaths and another 280 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,019.

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 2,021,722 tests. Of the positive tests, 13,048 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 130,035 total cases, with 543 hospitalizations, 82 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,605 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 126,350 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,445,170 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 534 total cases and 13 deaths with 9,560 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 443 total cases, 17 deaths and 6,414 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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