Coronavirus Case Update: May 18, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 28,454 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 63,056 total cases.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,226 cases, with 277 hospitalizations and 148 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 461 cases in Trumbull County with 139 hospitalizations and 39 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 434 positive cases, 126 hospitalizations and 43 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 26,646 are confirmed. ODH reported 1,808 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 4,998 hospitalizations and 1,328 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,657 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,504 confirmed deaths and another 153 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 50.

Of those testing positive, 4,413 (16%) are health-care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 270,041 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 63,056 total cases, with 1,885 hospitalizations, 381 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 4,505 deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 277,553 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,284 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 94 total cases and four deaths with 1,156 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 72 total cases, eight deaths and 1,004 negative tests.

Mercer County has 45 ventilators available, as well as 26 adult ICU beds, 238 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, 55 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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