Coronavirus Case Update: Aug. 5, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 96,305 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 1,199 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 115,714 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,470 cases, with 419 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 1,465 cases in Trumbull County with 293 hospitalizations and 105 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,607 positive cases, 174 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, 91,171 are confirmed. ODH reported 5,135 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 11,231 hospitalizations and 2,609 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,596 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,326 confirmed deaths and another 270 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day case average is 1,285.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 72,950 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 1,569,479 tests. Of the positive tests, 10,845 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 115,714 total cases, with 639 hospitalizations, 102 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,244 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 112,462 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,169,011 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 376 total cases and nine deaths with 7,704 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 359 total cases, 12 deaths and 5,109 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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