Coronavirus Case Update: May 1, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 18,027 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 46,971 total cases.

All 88 Ohio counties have at least one confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease spread by the coronavirus.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 853 cases, with 245 hospitalizations and 82 deaths.

Mahoning County Public Health reports 828 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mahoning County, of which there are 242 hospitalizations and 80 deaths. Mahoning County is third in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 318 cases in Trumbull County with 119 hospitalizations and 31 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 267 positive cases, 101 hospitalizations and 23 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 17,962 are confirmed. It reported 781 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 3,634 hospitalizations and 1,056 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,002 total deaths, which breaks down to 922 confirmed deaths and another 80 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 51.

Of the positive diagnoses, 2,997 or 16% are health-care workers. Ohio has conducted 139,725 tests thus far.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 46,971 total cases, with 2,674 hospitalizations with 556 COVID-19 patients on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 2,354 confirmed deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 180,477 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,423 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 65 total cases and one death with 744 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 65 total cases, six deaths and 736 negative tests.

Mercer County has 42 ventilators available, as well as 20 adult ICU beds, 229 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 37 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with four adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 51 medical/surgical beds and one airborne isolation room bed.

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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