Coronavirus Case Update: May 5, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 20,969 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 50,957 total cases.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 998 cases, with 250 hospitalizations and 92 deaths. Mahoning County is third in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 356 cases in Trumbull County with 125 hospitalizations and 35 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 292 positive cases, 106 hospitalizations and 28 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 20,072 are confirmed. It reported 897 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 3,956 hospitalizations and 1,123 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,135 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,038 confirmed deaths and another 97 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 51.

Of the positive diagnoses, 3,284 or 16% are health-care workers. Ohio has conducted 159,838 tests thus far.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 50,957 total cases, with 2,580 hospitalizations with 543 COVID-19 patients on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 3,012 deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 199,925 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,386 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 67 total cases and one death with 817 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 67 total cases, seven deaths and 810 negative tests.

Mercer County has 42 ventilators available, as well as 16 adult ICU beds, 221 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 41 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with three adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 50 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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