Coronavirus Case Update: Aug. 3, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 93,963 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 932 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 114,155 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,411 cases, with 412 hospitalizations and 253 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and ninth in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 1,433 cases in Trumbull County with 289 hospitalizations and 103 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,582 positive cases, 171 hospitalizations and 60 deaths.

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

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 88,997 are confirmed. ODH reported 4,966 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 10,992 hospitalizations (92 since yesterday ) and 2,570 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,539 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,271 confirmed deaths and another 268 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day case average is 1,291.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 69,501 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 1,530,577 tests. Of the positive tests, 10,585 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 114,155 total cases, with 585 hospitalizations, 103 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,209 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 110,970 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,142,414 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 76% 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 356 total cases and nine deaths with 7,541 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 349 total cases, 12 deaths and 4,990 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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