Coronavirus Case Update: May 12, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 25,250 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 57,991 total cases.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,150 cases, with 265 hospitalizations and 132 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 413 cases in Trumbull County with 132 hospitalizations and 36 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 343 positive cases, 120 hospitalizations and 39 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 23,809 are confirmed. It reported 1,441 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 4,539 hospitalizations and 1,232 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,436 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,303 confirmed deaths and another 133 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 50.

Among those testing positive, 3,947 (16%) were health care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 216,290 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 57,991 total cases, with 2,187 hospitalizations. Since March 6, there have been 3,806 deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 237,989 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,348 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 77 total cases and two deaths with 957 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 71 total cases, seven deaths and 922 negative tests.

Mercer County has 45 ventilators available, as well as 28 adult ICU beds, 237 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 40 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with four adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 52 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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