Coronavirus Case Update: May 22, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 30,794 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 66,258 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,295 cases, with 287 hospitalizations and 163 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 507 cases in Trumbull County with 144 hospitalizations and 40 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 476 positive cases, 129 hospitalizations and 49 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 28,758 are confirmed. ODH reported 2,036 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 5,379 hospitalizations and 1,416 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,872 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,691 confirmed deaths and another 181 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 50.

Of those testing positive, 4,771 (15%) are health-care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 305,764 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 66,258 total cases, with 1,592 hospitalizations, 350 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 4,984 deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 312,743 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 57% have recovered (If a case has not been reported as a death, and it is more than 30 days past the date of their first positive test (or onset of symptoms) then an individual is considered recovered).

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,280 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 102 total cases and four deaths with 1,303 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 73 total cases, eight deaths and 1,115 negative tests.

Mercer County has 45 ventilators available, as well as 21 adult ICU beds, 242 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 37 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with two adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 64 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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