Coronavirus Case Update: May 31, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 35,513 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 71,926 total cases in the commonwealth.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,428 cases, with 311 hospitalizations and 174 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

* Mahoning County Public Health department had no update on Sunday. Numbers from Friday from the Mahoning County Public Health department reported 1,434 confirmed cases in the county.

The ODH reported 573 cases in Trumbull County with 157 hospitalizations and 48 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 793 positive cases, 133 hospitalizations and 53 deaths.

*** Columbiana County Health District reported 794 cases Sunday morning. Of those cases, 439 are inmates at the Federal Correctional Institute at Elkton, and 71 are residents of long-term care centers.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 33,073 are confirmed. ODH reported 2,440 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 6,049 hospitalizations and 1,556 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 2,155 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,944 confirmed deaths and another 211 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 49.

Of those testing positive, 5,298 (15%) are health-care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 388,468 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 71,926 total cases, with 1,352 hospitalizations, 285 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 5,555 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 69,916 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 383,111 were reported negative. And of all positive cases, 67% 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, 1,237 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 1,631 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 80 total cases, eight deaths and 1,355 negative tests.

Mercer County has 45 ventilators available, as well as 22 adult ICU beds, 225 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 39 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with seven adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 68 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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