Coronavirus Case Update: July 14, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 67,995 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 1,142 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 96,671 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,996 cases, with 385 hospitalizations and 239 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and ninth in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 1,071 cases in Trumbull County with 244 hospitalizations and 78 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,405 positive cases, 161 hospitalizations and 60 deaths.

Trumbull County remains in the Red in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System. Red signifies very high exposure and spread and recommends limiting activities as much as possible. Mahoning County is in the Orange level, and Columbiana County in Yellow.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 64,013 are confirmed. ODH reported 3,982 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 9,019 hospitalizations and 2,223 intensive care admissions. There have been 3,069 total deaths, which breaks down to 2,813 confirmed deaths and another 256 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 44. The state reports a presumed 46,282 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 1,039,767 tests. Of those testing positive, 8,368, or 12%, are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 96,671 total cases, with 678 hospitalizations, 91 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 6,931 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 93,906 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 850,612 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 186 total cases and six deaths with 5,574 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 200 total cases, nine deaths and 3,702 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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