Coronavirus Case Update: May 6, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 21,576 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 51,845 total cases.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,024 cases, with 251 hospitalizations and 108 deaths. Mahoning County is third in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 363 cases in Trumbull County with 126 hospitalizations and 34 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 297 positive cases, 107 hospitalizations and 29 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 20,625 are confirmed. It reported 951 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 4,052 hospitalizations and 1,151 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,225 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,114 confirmed deaths and another 111 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 51.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 51,845 total cases, with 2,561 hospitalizations with 550 COVID-19 patients on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 3,106 deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 204,495 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,417 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 69 total cases and one death with 845 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 68 total cases, seven deaths and 833 negative tests.

Mercer County has 42 ventilators available, as well as 15 adult ICU beds, 218 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 39 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with three adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 49 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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