Coronavirus Case Update: July 28, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 86,497 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 1,320 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 109,384 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,306 cases, with 402 hospitalizations and 249 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and 10th in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 1,324 cases in Trumbull County with 274 hospitalizations and 96 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,510 positive cases, 166 hospitalizations and 60 deaths.

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, 80,628 are confirmed. ODH reported 4,601 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 10,425 hospitalizations and 2,488 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,382 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,118 confirmed deaths and another 264 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day case average is 1,314.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 61,056 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 1,394,132 tests. Of the positive tests, 9,829 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 109,384 total cases, with 716 hospitalizations, 93 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,146 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 106,331 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,059,776 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 303 total cases and nine deaths with 6,863 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 308 total cases, 11 deaths and 4,576 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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