Coronavirus Case Update: Oct. 12, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 4,077 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 170,179, as well as 5,005 total deaths – up 11 since Friday. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 173,304 total cases – up 3,996 from Friday – and 8,368 deaths, up 60.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,388 cases – up 47 from Friday – with 527 hospitalizations and 282 deaths. Mahoning County Public Health reports 3,332 cases.

The ODH reports 2,093 cases in Trumbull County – up 30 from Friday – with 355 hospitalizations and 133 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,024 positive cases – 18 new cases from Friday – along with 226 hospitalizations and 86 deaths.

Mahoning and Trumbull counties both were upgraded on Thursday to Red in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System, indicating very high exposure and spread. Columbiana County has an Orange rating, indicating increased exposure and spread.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 160,321 are confirmed. ODH reported 9,858 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 16,442 hospitalizations and 3,434 intensive care admissions, as well as 5,005 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,697 confirmed deaths and another 308 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,191.

The state reports a presumed 143,826 Ohioans have recovered after testing positive. Presumed recovered is defined as cases with a symptom onset date of greater than 21 days prior who are not deceased, according to the ODH website.

Thus far, Ohio has conducted 3,652,066 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 173,304 total cases, with 725 people hospitalized with 81 on ventilators. The commonwealth reports 8,368 COVID-related deaths thus far. Of the cases reported, 167,068 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,044,706 were reported negative. With positive cases, 81% have recovered (If a case has not been reported as a death and it is more than 30 days past the date of their first positive test or onset of symptoms, then the person is considered recovered, according to the health department’s website).

Mercer County has 831 total cases – up 29 from Friday – and 25 deaths with 12,798 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 628 total cases – 26 new cases from Friday – and 23 deaths, as well as 8,300 negative tests.

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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