Coronavirus Case Update: May 15, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 26,954 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 60,622 total cases.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,185 cases, with 269 hospitalizations and 145 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 440 cases in Trumbull County with 137 hospitalizations and 38 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 397 positive cases, 125 hospitalizations and 43 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 25,349 are confirmed. ODH reported 1,605 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 4,791 hospitalizations and 1,277 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,581 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,431 confirmed deaths and another 150 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 50.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 60,622 total cases, with 1,958 hospitalizations, 415 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 4,342 deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 259,210 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,310 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 83 total cases and two deaths with 1,027 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 72 total cases, seven deaths and 960 negative tests.

Mercer County has 45 ventilators available, as well as 24 adult ICU beds, 221 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, 62 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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