Coronavirus Case Update: May 28, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 33,915 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 70,042 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,397 cases, with 306 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 1,425 confirmed cases in the county, with 306 hospitalizations.

The ODH reported 551 cases in Trumbull County with 154 hospitalizations and 47 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 684 positive cases, 131 hospitalizations and 51 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 31,625 are confirmed. ODH reported 2,290 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 5,811 hospitalizations and 1,516 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 2,098 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,888 confirmed deaths and another 210 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 49.

Of those testing positive, 5,117 (15%) are health-care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 357,722 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 70,042 total cases, with 1,476 hospitalizations, 314 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 5,373 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 68,104 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 357,804 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 64% 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, 1,235 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 1,501 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 74 total cases, eight deaths and 1,267 negative tests.

Mercer County has 45 ventilators available, as well as 19 adult ICU beds, 214 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, 51 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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