Coronavirus Case Update: May 4, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 20,474 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 50,092 total cases.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 961 cases, with 250 hospitalizations and 83 deaths. Mahoning County is fourth in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 347 cases in Trumbull County with 123 hospitalizations and 31 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 287 positive cases, 106 hospitalizations and 25 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 19,609 are confirmed. It reported 865 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 3,809 hospitalizations and 1,090 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,056 total deaths, which breaks down to 975 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, 3,203 or 16% are health-care workers. Ohio has conducted 154,290 tests thus far.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 50,092 total cases, with 2,691 hospitalizations with 555 COVID-19 patients on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 2,458 deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 195,498 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,399 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 801 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 65 total cases, six deaths and 789 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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