Coronavirus Case Update: May 7, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 22,131 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 52,915 total cases.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,044 cases, with 254 hospitalizations and 115 deaths. Mahoning County is third in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 371 cases in Trumbull County with 126 hospitalizations and 35 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 311 positive cases, 112 hospitalizations and 32 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 21,132 are confirmed. It reported 999 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 4,140 hospitalizations and 1,167 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,271 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,153 confirmed deaths and another 118 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 51.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 52,915 total cases, with 2,428 hospitalizations with 517 COVID-19 patients on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 3,416 deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 209,873 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,413 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 70 total cases and one death with 857 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 69 total cases, seven deaths and 848 negative tests.

Mercer County has 42 ventilators available, as well as 21 adult ICU beds, 233 medical/surgical beds, zero pediatric ICU beds and 39 airborne isolation room beds available. Lawrence County has 24 ventilators available, along with five adult ICU beds, zero pediatric ICU beds, 53 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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