Coronavirus Case Update: July 5, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 57,151 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 89,854 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,825 cases, with 363 hospitalizations and 232 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and ninth in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 939 cases in Trumbull County with 215 hospitalizations and 65 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,303 positive cases, 152 hospitalizations and 60 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 53,458 are confirmed. ODH reported 3,693 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 8,172 hospitalizations and 2,058 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 2,911 total deaths, which breaks down to 2,661 confirmed deaths and another 250 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 45.

Thus far, Ohio has conducted 865,069 tests. Of those testing positive, 7,485, or 13%, are health care workers.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 89,854 total cases, with 592 hospitalizations, 101 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 6,749 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 87,267 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 734,846 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 78% 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 150 total cases and six deaths with 4,461 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 114 total cases, nine deaths and 2,836 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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