Coronavirus Case Update: June 18, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 43,122 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 80,236 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,619 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 ODH reported 682 cases in Trumbull County with 176 hospitalizations and 54 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 940 positive cases, 143 hospitalizations and 58 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 39,973 are confirmed. ODH reported 3,149 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 7,104 hospitalizations and 1,807 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 2,633 total deaths, which breaks down to 2,401 confirmed deaths and another 232 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 48.

Of those testing positive, 6,255 (15%) are health-care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 596,875 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 80,236 total cases, with 738 hospitalizations, 167 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 6,361 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 77,949 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 543,832 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 76% 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 118 total cases and six deaths with 2,386 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 89 total cases, eight deaths and 2,025 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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