Coronavirus Case Update: May 2, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 19,335 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 48,305 total cases.

All 88 Ohio counties have at least one confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease spread by the coronavirus.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 883 cases, with 245 hospitalizations and 82 deaths. Mahoning County is third in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 324 cases in Trumbull County with 119 hospitalizations and 31 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 274 positive cases, 104 hospitalizations and 24 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 18,537 are confirmed. It reported 798 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 3,712 hospitalizations and 1,066 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,021 total deaths, which breaks down to 940 confirmed deaths and another 81 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 51.

Of the positive diagnoses, 3,082 or 16% are health-care workers. Ohio has conducted 145,021 tests thus far.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 48,305 total cases, with 2,673 hospitalizations with 555 COVID-19 patients on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 2,418 confirmed deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 187,071 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,408 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 66 total cases and one death with 772 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 65 total cases, six deaths and 758 negative tests.

Mercer County has 42 ventilators available, as well as 18 adult ICU beds, 237 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 41 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with five adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 57 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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