Coronavirus Case Update: Aug. 6, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 97,471 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 1,166 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 116,521 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,477 cases, with 421 hospitalizations and 254 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and ninth in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 1,481 cases in Trumbull County with 295 hospitalizations and 105 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,618 positive cases, 177 hospitalizations and 60 deaths.

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

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 92,273 are confirmed. ODH reported 5,198 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 11,366 hospitalizations and 2,627 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,618 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,348 confirmed deaths and another 270 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day case average is 1,280.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 74,612 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 1,592,841 tests. Of the positive tests, 10,991 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 116,521 total cases, with 663 hospitalizations, 98 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,282 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 113,241 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,183,730 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 389 total cases and nine deaths with 7,824 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 383 total cases, 14 deaths and 5,195 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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