Coronavirus Case Update: May 29, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 34,566 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 70,735 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,405 cases, with 310 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 1,434 confirmed cases in the county.

The ODH reported 562 cases in Trumbull County with 155 hospitalizations and 48 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 739 positive cases, 132 hospitalizations and 51 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 32,202 are confirmed. ODH reported 2,364 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 5,947 hospitalizations and 1,533 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 2,131 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,921 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, 5,183 (15%) are health-care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 367,526 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 70,735 total cases, with 1,414 hospitalizations, 298 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 5,464 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 68,765 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 366,970 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 65% 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, 1,238 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 107 total cases and five deaths with 1,546 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 76 total cases, eight deaths and 1,285 negative tests.

Mercer County has 45 ventilators available, as well as 20 adult ICU beds, 219 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 40 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with six adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 57 medical/surgical beds and two airborne isolation room beds.

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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