Coronavirus Case Update: Sept. 17, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 1,067 new cases of COVID-19 since Monday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 141,585, as well as 4,580 total deaths – up 25 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 147,923 total cases and 7,913 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,968 cases, with 475 hospitalizations and 279 deaths. The Mahoning County Public Health department reports 2,962 cases.

The ODH reports 1,837 cases in Trumbull County with 335 hospitalizations and 131 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,907 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, 134,001 are confirmed. ODH reported 7,584 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 14,625 hospitalizations and 3,149 intensive care admissions, as well as 4,580 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,282 confirmed deaths and another 298 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average held steady at 1,084.

The state reports a presumed 119,690 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 2,710,749 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 147,923 total cases, up 933 from Wednesday, with 459 people hospitalized with 54 on ventilators. The commonwealth reported 7,913 cumulative deaths, up 10 from Wednesday. Of the cases reported, 143,552 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,721,275 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 663 total cases and 13 deaths with 10,854 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 492 total cases and 22 deaths, as well as 7,210 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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