Coronavirus Case Update: May 21, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 30,167 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 65,392 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,277 cases, with 285 hospitalizations and 162 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 499 cases in Trumbull County with 144 hospitalizations and 40 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 467 positive cases, 129 hospitalizations and 50 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 28,174 are confirmed. ODH reported 1,993 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 5,295 hospitalizations and 1,397 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,836 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,653 confirmed deaths and another 183 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 50.

Of those testing positive, 4,682 (16%) are health-care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 297,085 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 65,392 total cases, with 1,678 hospitalizations, 357 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 4,869 deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 303,514 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,267 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 97 total cases and four deaths with 1,257 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 73 total cases, eight deaths and 1,083 negative tests.

Mercer County has 45 ventilators available, as well as 21 adult ICU beds, 239 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 37 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with three adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 63 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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