Coronavirus Case Update: Sept. 21, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 2,569 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 144,465, as well as 4,623 total deaths – up 15 over the weekend. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 150,612 total cases – up 2,129 since Friday – and 8,004 deaths, up 70 over the weekend.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,003 cases, with 479 hospitalizations and 279 deaths. Mahoning County Public Health reports 2,999 cases as of Monday.

The ODH reports 1,853 cases in Trumbull County with 340 hospitalizations and 131 deaths; Trumbull County Combined Health District reports 1,841 cases, 286 hospitalizations and 129 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,920 positive cases, along with 217 hospitalizations and 80 deaths, while Columbiana County Health District reports 1,931 positive cases and 81 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, 137,309 are confirmed. ODH reported 7,856 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 14,829 hospitalizations and 3,199 intensive care admissions, as well as 4,623 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,325 confirmed deaths and another 298 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average held steady at 1,048, down from Friday’s figure of 1,070.

The state reports a presumed 123,423 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 2,848,305 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 150,612 total cases, up 2,129 since Friday, with 418 people hospitalized with 59 on ventilators. The commonwealth reported 8,004 cumulative deaths, up 70 from Friday. Of the cases reported, 146,281 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,767,181 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 699 total cases and 14 deaths with 11,182 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 499 total cases and 22 deaths, as well as 7,369 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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