Coronavirus Case Update: Oct. 5, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 3,155 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 159,964, as well as 4,931 total deaths – up 26 since Friday. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 164,207 total cases – up 2,923 from Friday – and 8,227 deaths, up 48.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,229 cases – up 35 from Friday – with 505 hospitalizations and 282 deaths. Mahoning County Public Health reports 3,248 cases.

The ODH reports 2,008 cases in Trumbull County – up 44 from Friday – with 348 hospitalizations and 133 deaths.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,991 positive cases – 14 new cases – along with 222 hospitalizations and 82 deaths.

Trumbull County is rated Yellow in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System. Yellow indicates active exposure and spread. Mahoning and Columbiana counties are rated Orange, with increased exposure and spread.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 150,761 are confirmed. ODH reported 9,203 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 15,840 hospitalizations and 3,331 intensive care admissions, as well as 4,931 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,622 confirmed deaths and another 309 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,023.

The state reports a presumed 137,633 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 3,278,983 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 164,207 total cases, with 594 people hospitalized with 75 on ventilators. The commonwealth reports 8,227 COVID-related deaths thus far. Of the cases reported, 155,906 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,940,952 were reported negative. With positive cases, 82% 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 778 total cases – up 21 from Friday – and 21 deaths with 12,275 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 562 total cases – 14 new cases – and 22 deaths, as well as 7,953 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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