Coronavirus Case Update: May 14, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 26,357 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 59,636 total cases.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,174 cases, with 268 hospitalizations and 138 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 432 cases in Trumbull County with 135 hospitalizations and 36 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 367 positive cases, 125 hospitalizations and 43 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 24,800 are confirmed. ODH reported 1,557 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 4,718 hospitalizations and 1,268 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,534 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,388 confirmed deaths and another 146 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 50.

Among those testing positive, 4,121 (16%) were health care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 231,795 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 58,698 total cases, with 1,986 hospitalizations. Since March 6, there have been 4,218 deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 251,559 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,327 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 81 total cases and two deaths with 1,009 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 71 total cases, seven deaths and 950 negative tests.

Mercer County has 45 ventilators available, as well as 26 adult ICU beds, 217 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 39 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with four adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 59 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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