Coronavirus Case Update: Sept. 1, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 124,610 total cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 1,453 in the last 24 hours, as well as 4,165 total deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 134,795 total cases in the commonwealth and 7,691 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,864 cases, with 455 hospitalizations and 266 deaths. Mahoning County is fifth in the state for deaths and ninth in the state for the number of cases. The Mahoning County Public Health department reports 2,862 total cases.

The ODH reports 1,751 cases in Trumbull County with 330 hospitalizations and 123 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,841 positive cases, 204 hospitalizations and 66 deaths.

Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties are rated Orange in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 118,048 are confirmed. ODH reported 6,562 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 13,479 hospitalizations and 2,975 intensive care admissions. And there have been 4,165 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,879 confirmed deaths and another 286 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,037.

The median age of those testing positive is 42. The state reports a presumed 104,024 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 2,263,107 tests. Of the positive tests, 13,755 or 11% are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 134,795 total cases, with 528 hospitalizations, 73 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,691 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 130,961 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,539,969 were reported negative. And of all 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 an individual is considered recovered, according to the health department’s website).

Mercer County has 549 total cases and 13 deaths with 9,992 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 464 total cases, 18 deaths and 6,688 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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