Coronavirus Case Update: July 15, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 69,311 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 1,316 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 97,665 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,007 cases, with 386 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 1,084 cases in Trumbull County with 245 hospitalizations and 79 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,411 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, 65,287 are confirmed. ODH reported 4,024 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 9,209 hospitalizations and 2,259 intensive care admissions. There have been 3,075 total deaths, which breaks down to 2,816 confirmed deaths and another 256 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 43. The state reports a presumed 47,303 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 1,058,599 tests. Of those testing positive, 8,472, or 12%, are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 97,665 total cases, with 667 hospitalizations, 88 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 6,957 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 94,873 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 870,984 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 203 total cases and six deaths with 5,848 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 207 total cases, nine deaths and 3,791 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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