Coronavirus Case Update: July 20, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 76,168 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 101,738 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,119 cases, with 389 hospitalizations and 243 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and ninth in the state for the number of confirmed cases. Mahoning County Public Health reports 2,114 cases, 388 hospitalizations and 241 deaths.

The ODH reported 1,171 cases in Trumbull County with 251 hospitalizations and 84 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,467 positive cases, 162 hospitalizations and 62. deaths; Columbiana County Health District reports 1,480 cases.

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

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 71,952 are confirmed. ODH reported 4,216 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 9,610 hospitalizations and 2,344 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,189 total deaths, which breaks down to 2,931 confirmed deaths and another 258 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day case average is 1,196.

The median age of those testing positive is 43. The state reports a presumed 51,860 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 1,132,047 tests. Of those testing positive, 8,988, or 12%, are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 101,738 total cases, with 703 hospitalizations, 96 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,018 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 98,872 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 885,195 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 75% 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 245 total cases and eight deaths with 6,175 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 235 total cases, nine deaths and 4,022 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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