Coronavirus Case Update: Oct. 19, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,837 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Monday – a total of 5,633 since Friday – to bring the state’s cumulative total to 183,624.

The state also reports 5,075 total deaths – up 21 since Friday – and 17,172 hospitalizations, up 262 from Friday.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 183,315 total cases – up 4,229 from Friday – and 8,500 deaths, up 43 since Friday.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,605 cases – up 90 from Friday – with 543 hospitalizations and 283 deaths. Mahoning County Public Health reports 3,599 cases and the same number of deaths.

The ODH reports 2,208 cases in Trumbull County – up 67 from Friday – with 369 hospitalizations and 134 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 2,096 positive cases – 34 new cases since Friday – along with 233 hospitalizations and 87 deaths.

Mahoning County is rated Red in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System, indicating very high exposure and spread. Columbiana and Trumbull counties have an Orange rating, indicating increased exposure and spread.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 172,997 are confirmed. ODH reported 10,627 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 17,172 hospitalizations and 3,561 intensive care admissions, as well as 5,075 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,767 confirmed deaths and another 308 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,515, up from 129 from Friday.

The state reports a presumed 151,037 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 3,930,940 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 183,315 total cases, with 870 people hospitalized and 89 on ventilators. The commonwealth reports 8,500 COVID-related deaths thus far. Of the cases reported, 176,054 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 2,143,966 were reported negative. With positive cases, 80% 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 894 total cases – up 27 from Friday – and 25 deaths with 13,354 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 728 total cases – 38 new cases from Friday – and 25 deaths, as well as 8,721 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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