Coronavirus Case Update: Oct. 7, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 1,424 new cases of COVID-19 since Tuesday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 162,723, as well as 4,970 total deaths – up 23 since Monday. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 166,552 total cases – up 1,129 from Monday – and 8,272 deaths, up 28.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,289 cases – up 18 from Monday – with 516 hospitalizations and 282 deaths. Mahoning County Public Health reports 3,285 cases.

The ODH reports 2,024 cases in Trumbull County – up nine from Tuesday – with 352 hospitalizations and 133 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,998 positive cases – five new cases – along with 224 hospitalizations and 85 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, 153,281 are confirmed. ODH reported 9,442 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 16,091 hospitalizations and 3,367 intensive care admissions, as well as 4,970 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,661 confirmed deaths and another 309 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,057, up 16 from yesterday.

The state reports a presumed 139,831 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 657 people hospitalized with 80 on ventilators. The commonwealth reports 8,272 COVID-related deaths thus far. Of the cases reported, 160,772 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,967,542 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 785 total cases – up one from Tuesday – and 23 deaths with 12,381 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 568 total cases – four new cases – and 23 deaths, as well as 8,033 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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