Coronavirus Case Update: June 16, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 42,010 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 79,483 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,607 cases, with 338 hospitalizations and 218 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 665 cases in Trumbull County with 172 hospitalizations and 54 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 921 positive cases, 141 hospitalizations and 57 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 38,911 are confirmed. ODH reported 3,099 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 7,007 hospitalizations and 1,784 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 2,597 total deaths, which breaks down to 2,362 confirmed deaths and another 235 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 48.

Of those testing positive, 6,149 (15%) are health-care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 565,034 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 79,483 total cases, with 815 hospitalizations, 174 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 6,277 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 77,230 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 529,033 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.)

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 117 total cases and six deaths with 2,320 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 87 total cases, eight deaths and 1,950 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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