Coronavirus Case Update: May 17, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 27,923 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 62,234 total cases.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,212 cases, with 275 hospitalizations and 146 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 450 cases in Trumbull County with 138 hospitalizations and 38 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 420 positive cases, 125 hospitalizations and 43 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 26,220 are confirmed. ODH reported 1,703 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 4,921 hospitalizations and 1,305 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,625 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,472 confirmed deaths and another 153 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 50.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 62,234 total cases, with 1,808 hospitalizations, 414 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 4,418 deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 270,670 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,288 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 25 adult ICU beds, 240 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 40 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with six adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 65 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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