Coronavirus Case Update: Aug. 26, 2020
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 117,584 total cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 1,089 in the last 24 hours, as well as 4,044 total deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 130,536 total cases in the commonwealth and 7,624 deaths.
In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,812 cases, with 450 hospitalizations and 264 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 2,809 total cases and 265 total deaths.
The ODH reports 1,725 cases in Trumbull County with 327 hospitalizations and 117 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,781 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, 111,331 are confirmed. ODH reported 6,253 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 13,043 hospitalizations and 2,920 intensive care admissions. And there have been 4,044 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,761 confirmed deaths and another 283 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,013.
The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 97,823 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 2,041,653 tests. Of the positive tests, 13,209 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 130,536 total cases, with 537 hospitalizations, 80 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,624 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 126,835 are confirmed.
Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,457,642 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 537 total cases and 13 deaths with 9,624 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 445 total cases, 18 deaths and 6,461 negative tests.
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