Coronavirus Case Update: June 17, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 42,422 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 79,818 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,606 cases, with 336 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 Mahoning County Public Health department reported 1,607 cases.

The ODH reported 675 cases in Trumbull County with 175 hospitalizations and 54 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 923 positive cases, 143 hospitalizations and 58 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 39,303 are confirmed. ODH reported 3,119 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 7,051 hospitalizations and 1,797 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 2,611 total deaths, which breaks down to 2,377 confirmed deaths and another 234 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 48.

Of those testing positive, 6,188 (15%) are health-care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 581,444 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 79,818 total cases, with 787 hospitalizations, 168 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 6,319 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 77,543 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 533,013 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 117 total cases and six deaths with 2,343 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 88 total cases, eight deaths and 1,978 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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