Coronavirus Case Update: May 20, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 29,436 total cases of COVID-19. At press time, the Pennsylvania Department of Health had no update.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,252 cases, with 282 hospitalizations and 160 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 478 cases in Trumbull County with 142 hospitalizations and 39 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 457 positive cases, 127 hospitalizations and 47 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 27,517 are confirmed. ODH reported 1,919 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 5,198 hospitalizations and 1,369 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,781 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,603 confirmed deaths and another 178 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 50.

Of those testing positive, 4,590 (16%) are health-care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 287,609 tests.

As of 2:30 p.m., the Pennsylvania Department of Health hadn’t updated its online reports. On Tuesday, the department reported 63,666 total cases, with 1,850 hospitalizations, 378 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 4,624 deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 286,034 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,292 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 96 total cases and four deaths with 1,187 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 73 total cases, eight deaths and 1,025 negative tests.

Mercer County has 45 ventilators available, as well as 18 adult ICU beds, 225 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 41 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with three adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 48 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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* As of 2:30 p.m., the Pennsylvania Department of Health hadn’t updated its online reports. Data in this report is from May 19.

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