Coronavirus Case Update: May 26, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 33,006 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 68,637 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,347 cases, with 299 hospitalizations and 171 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 540 cases in Trumbull County with 151 hospitalizations and 45 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 657 positive cases, 130 hospitalizations and 50 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 30,827 are confirmed. ODH reported 2,179 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 5,579 hospitalizations and 1,450 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 2,002 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,803 confirmed deaths and another 199 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 49.

Of those testing positive, 4,983 (15%) are health-care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 337,221 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 68,637 total cases, with 1,493 hospitalizations, 318 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 5,152 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 66,779 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 339,835 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 61% 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, 1,253 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 105 total cases and four deaths with 1,417 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 74 total cases, eight deaths and 1,173 negative tests.

Mercer County has 45 ventilators available, as well as 16 adult ICU beds, 233 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 39 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with five adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 60 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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