Coronavirus Case Update: Sept. 16, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 1,033 new cases of COVID-19 since Monday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 140,518, as well as 4,555 total deaths – up 49 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 146,990 total cases and 7,903 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,971 cases, with 474 hospitalizations and 279 deaths. The Mahoning County Public Health department reports 2,960 cases.

The ODH reports 1,829 cases in Trumbull County with 335 hospitalizations and 130 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,900 positive cases, along with 216 hospitalizations and 78 deaths.

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

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 133,046 are confirmed. ODH reported 7,472 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 14,560 hospitalizations and 3,134 intensive care admissions, as well as 4,555 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,256 confirmed deaths and another 299 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average held steady at 1,092.

The state reports a presumed 118,443 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 2,682,008 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 146,990 total cases, up 776 from Tuesday, with 488 people hospitalized with 60 on ventilators. The commonwealth reported 7,903 cumulative deaths, up 34 from Tuesday. Of the cases reported, 141,950 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,708,131 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 662 total cases and 13 deaths with 10,783 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 490 total cases and 22 deaths, as well as 7,177 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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