Coronavirus Case Update: May 27, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 33,439 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 69,417 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,367 cases, with 303 hospitalizations and 173 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

* Numbers from the Mahoning County Public Health department report 1,393 confirmed cases in the county.

The ODH reported 544 cases in Trumbull County with 153 hospitalizations and 47 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 682 positive cases, 130 hospitalizations and 50 deaths.

Of those cases, 335 are inmates at the Federal Correctional Institute at Elkton, and 71 are residents at long-term care centers, according to the Columbiana County Health District

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 31,191 are confirmed. ODH reported 2,248 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 5,700 hospitalizations and 1,492 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 2,044 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,842 confirmed deaths and another 202 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 49.

Of those testing positive, 5,067 (15%) are health-care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 347,477 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 69,417 total cases, with 1,493 hospitalizations, 335 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 5,265 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 67,515 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 349,990 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 62% 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, 1,255 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 106 total cases and four deaths with 1,478 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 74 total cases, eight deaths and 1,208 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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