Coronavirus Case Update: May 3, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 19,914 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 49,267 total cases.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 937 cases, with 249 hospitalizations and 83 deaths. Mahoning County is third in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 331 cases in Trumbull County with 120 hospitalizations and 31 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 278 positive cases, 105 hospitalizations and 24 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 19,094 are confirmed. It reported 820 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 3,769 hospitalizations and 1,078 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,038 total deaths, which breaks down to 957 confirmed deaths and another 81 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 51.

Of the positive diagnoses, 3,155 or 16% are health-care workers. Ohio has conducted 149,346 tests thus far.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 49,267 total cases, with 2,653 hospitalizations with 552 COVID-19 patients on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 2,444 deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 191,374 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,418 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 66 total cases and one death with 785 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 65 total cases, six deaths and 767 negative tests.

Mercer County has 42 ventilators available, as well as 18 adult ICU beds, 239 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 40 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with four adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 56 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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