Coronavirus Case Update: May 24, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 31,911 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 67,713 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,334 cases, with 294 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 525 cases in Trumbull County with 145 hospitalizations and 42 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 478 positive cases, 129 hospitalizations and 50 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 29,777 are confirmed. ODH reported 2,134 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 5,476 hospitalizations and 1,438 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,969 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,769 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 67,713 total cases, with 1,533 hospitalizations, 336 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 5,124 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 65,906 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 328,382 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 60% 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 health department’s website.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,254 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 104 total cases and four deaths with 1,338 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 74 total cases, eight deaths and 1,140 negative tests.

Mercer County has 45 ventilators available, as well as 21 adult ICU beds, 256 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 43 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with six adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 71 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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