Coronavirus Case Update: June 15, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 41,576 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 79,121 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,600 cases, with 336 hospitalizations and 216 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 658 cases in Trumbull County with 169 hospitalizations and 54 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 920 positive cases, 140 hospitalizations and 57 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 38,536 are confirmed. ODH reported 3,040 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 6,948 hospitalizations and 1,776 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 2,573 total deaths, which breaks down to 2,342 confirmed deaths and another 231 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 48.

Of those testing positive, 6,099 (15%) are health-care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 554,128 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 79,121 total cases, with 851 hospitalizations, 169 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 6,243 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 76,883 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 513,909 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 74% 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.)

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,217 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 115 total cases and six deaths with 2,301 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 87 total cases, eight deaths and 1,940 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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