Coronavirus Case Update: Aug. 7, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 98,675 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 1,204 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 117,279 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,502 cases, with 421 hospitalizations and 255 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and ninth in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 1,500 cases in Trumbull County with 298 hospitalizations and 106 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,634 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, 93,402 are confirmed. ODH reported 5,273 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 11,447 hospitalizations and 2,641 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,652 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,381 confirmed deaths and another 271 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day case average is 1,257.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 75,975 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 1,617,822 tests. Of the positive tests, 11,124 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 117,279 total cases, with 651 hospitalizations, 99 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,297 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 113,969 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,199,620 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 77% 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 404 total cases and nine deaths with 7,926 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 389 total cases, 15 deaths and 5,284 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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