Coronavirus Case Update: Aug. 4, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 95,106 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 1,143 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 115,009 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,437 cases, with 415 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 1,451 cases in Trumbull County with 290 hospitalizations and 105 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,583 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, 90,041 are confirmed. ODH reported 5,065 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 11,119 hospitalizations and 2,593 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,570 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,301 confirmed deaths and another 269 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 71,338 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 1,550,747 tests. Of the positive tests, 10,713 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 115,009 total cases, with 656 hospitalizations, 100 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,232 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 111,780 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,156,520 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 75% 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 364 total cases and nine deaths with 7,627 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 353 total cases, 12 deaths and 5,031 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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