Coronavirus Case Update: May 9, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health, as well as county health districts in the Mahoning Valley, reported 23,697 total cases of COVID-19. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 55,316 total cases.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 1,104 cases, with 258 hospitalizations and 122 deaths. Mahoning County is third in the state for deaths and seventh in the state for the number of confirmed cases.

The ODH reported 404 cases in Trumbull County with 128 hospitalizations and 35 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 319 positive cases, 115 hospitalizations and 35 deaths.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 22,560 are confirmed. It reported 1,137 probable cases based on the CDC’s recently expanded case definition. There have been 4,300 hospitalizations and 1,200 patients in the intensive care unit. There have been 1,331 total deaths, which breaks down to 1,214 confirmed deaths and another 117 “probable” deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The median age of those testing positive is 51.

Among those testing positive, 3,683 (16%) were health care workers. To date, Ohio has conducted 195,533 tests.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 55,316 total cases, with 2,285 hospitalizations with 482 COVID-19 patients on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 3,688 deaths in Pennsylvania.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 221,791 were reported negative.

According to the department’s hospital preparedness dashboard, 1,391 of the commonwealth’s ventilators are being used by COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients.

Mercer County has 73 total cases and two death with 918 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 69 total cases, seven deaths and 889 negative tests.

Mercer County has 42 ventilators available, as well as 22 adult ICU beds, 247 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, 54 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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