Coronavirus Case Update: Oct. 6, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 2,325 new cases of COVID-19 since Monday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 161,299, as well as 4,947 total deaths – up 16 since Monday. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 165,243 total cases – up 1,035 from Monday – and 8,244 deaths, up 17.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,271 cases – up 42 from Monday – with 513 hospitalizations and 282 deaths.

The ODH reports 2,015 cases in Trumbull County – up seven from Monday – with 351 hospitalizations and 133 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,993 positive cases – two new cases – along with 223 hospitalizations and 83 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, 151,983 are confirmed. ODH reported 9,316 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 15,972 hospitalizations and 3,367 intensive care admissions, as well as 4,947 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,638 confirmed deaths and another 309 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,039, up 16 from yesterday.

The state reports a presumed 138,807 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 3,418,656 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 165,243 total cases, with 633 people hospitalized with 75 on ventilators. The commonwealth reports 8,244 COVID-related deaths thus far. Of the cases reported, 159,590 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,951,992 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 784 total cases – up six from Monday – and 23 deaths with 12,329 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 564 total cases – three new cases – and 22 deaths, as well as 7,988 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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