Coronavirus Case Update: July 31, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 91,159 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 1,533 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 112,048 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,371 cases, with 411 hospitalizations and 250 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and ninth in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 1,393 cases in Trumbull County with 284 hospitalizations and 100 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,565 positive cases, 168 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, 86,333 are confirmed. ODH reported 4,826 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 10,790 hospitalizations (112 new) and 2,552 intensive care admissions. And there have been 3,489 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,222 confirmed deaths and another 267 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day case average is 1,348.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 65,788 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 1,463,508 tests. Of the positive tests, 10,312 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 112,048 total cases, with 522 hospitalizations, 89 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,189 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 108,907 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,104,824 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 331 total cases and nine deaths with 7,270 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 338 total cases, 11 deaths and 4,827 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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