Coronavirus Case Update: Aug. 27, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 118,828 total cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 1,244 in the last 24 hours, as well as 4,076 total deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 131,156 total cases in the commonwealth and 7,635 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,825 cases, with 452 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 2,822 total cases and 265 total deaths.

The ODH reports 1,735 cases in Trumbull County with 328 hospitalizations and 117 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,786 positive cases, 193 hospitalizations and 64 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, 112,489 are confirmed. ODH reported 6,339 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 13,150 hospitalizations and 2,929 intensive care admissions. And there have been 4,076 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,791 confirmed deaths and another 285 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,017.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 99,035 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 2,109,950 tests. Of the positive tests, 13,313 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 131,156 total cases, with 542 hospitalizations, 82 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,635 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 127,430 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,471,765 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 539 total cases and 13 deaths with 9,699 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 450 total cases, 18 deaths and 6,515 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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