Coronavirus Case Update: May 23, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 31,408 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 66,983 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,317 cases, with 291 hospitalizations and 169 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 514 cases in Trumbull County with 145 hospitalizations and 42 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 477 positive cases, 129 hospitalizations and 50 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 29,288 are confirmed. ODH reported 2,120 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 5,437 hospitalizations and 1,429 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,956 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,756 confirmed deaths and another 200 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 50.

Of those testing positive, 4,833 (15%) are health-care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 314,374 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 66,983 total cases, with 1,560 hospitalizations, 332 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 4,984 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 65,209 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 321,469 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 59% 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, 1,235 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 103 total cases and four deaths with 1,327 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 74 total cases, eight deaths and 1,138 negative tests.

Mercer County has 45 ventilators available, as well as 23 adult ICU beds, 251 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 39 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with six adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 70 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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