Coronavirus Case Update: Aug. 31, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 123,157 total cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 4,329 from Friday, as well as 4,138 total deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 134,025 total cases in the commonwealth, up 2,869 since Friday, and 7,673 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,854 cases, with 454 hospitalizations and 265 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 2,852 total cases.

The ODH reports 1,749 cases in Trumbull County with 330 hospitalizations and 121 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,828 positive cases, 198 hospitalizations and 64 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, 116,666 are confirmed. ODH reported 6,491 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 13,376 hospitalizations and 2,961 intensive care admissions. And there have been 4,138 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,854 confirmed deaths and another 284 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,020.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 102,631 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 2,237,613 tests. Of the positive tests, 13,627 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 134,025 total cases, with 505 hospitalizations, 78 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,673 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 130,211 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,524,195 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 82% 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 546 total cases and 13 deaths with 9,964 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 459 total cases, 18 deaths and 6,673 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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