Coronavirus Case Update: Sept. 18, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 1,011 new cases of COVID-19 since Monday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 142,596, as well as 4,608 total deaths – up 28 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 148,683 total cases – up 760 – and 7,934 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,981 cases, with 477 hospitalizations and 279 deaths. The Mahoning County Public Health department reports 2,976 cases.

The ODH reports 1,841 cases in Trumbull County with 336 hospitalizations and 131 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,914 positive cases, along with 216 hospitalizations and 80 deaths.

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

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 134,992 are confirmed. ODH reported 7,674 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 14,687 hospitalizations and 3,161 intensive care admissions, as well as 4,608 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,312 confirmed deaths and another 296 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average held steady at 1,070.

The state reports a presumed 120,858 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 2,745,431 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 148,683 total cases, up 760 from Thursday, with 459 people hospitalized with 50 on ventilators. The commonwealth reported 7,934 cumulative deaths, up 21 from Wednesday. Of the cases reported, 144,228 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,732,805 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 684 total cases and 13 deaths with 10,940 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 495 total cases and 22 deaths, as well as 7,238 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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