Coronavirus Case Update: July 16, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 70,601 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 1,290 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 98,446 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,027 cases, with 387 hospitalizations and 240 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and ninth in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 1,094 cases in Trumbull County with 247 hospitalizations and 80 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,418 positive cases, 162 hospitalizations and 60 deaths.

Trumbull County was adjusted to Orange in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System, down from Red. Mahoning County is in the Orange level, and Columbiana County in Yellow.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 66,540 are confirmed. ODH reported 4,061 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 9,324 hospitalizations and 2,280 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,103 total deaths, which breaks down to 2,849 confirmed deaths and another 254 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,093.

The median age of those testing positive is 43. The state reports a presumed 48,330 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 1,084,732 tests. Of those testing positive, 8,590, or 12%, are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 98,446 total cases, with 652 hospitalizations, 90 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 6,973 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 95,632 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 885,195 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 208 total cases and six deaths with 5,924 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 209 total cases, nine deaths and 3,845 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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