Coronavirus Case Update: Sept. 24, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 991 new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 147,744, as well as 4,715 total deaths – up 28 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 152,544 total cases and 8,079 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,030 cases, with 483 hospitalizations and 281 deaths. Mahoning County Public Health reports 3,027 cases as of Monday.

The ODH reports 1,876 cases in Trumbull County with 341 hospitalizations and 132 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,924 positive cases, along with 217 hospitalizations and 80 deaths.

Mahoning and Trumbull counties are rated Yellow in the state’s color-coded Public Health Advisory System. Yellow indicates active exposure and spread. Columbiana County is rated Orange, with increased exposure and spread.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 139,632 are confirmed. ODH reported 8,112 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 15,051 hospitalizations and 3,228 intensive care admissions, as well as 4,715 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,414 confirmed deaths and another 301 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 982.

The state reports a presumed 127,239 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 2,947,603 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 152,544 total cases, with 422 people hospitalized with 53 on ventilators. The commonwealth reported 8,079. Of the cases reported, 148,658 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,803,470 were reported negative. With 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 the person is considered recovered, according to the health department’s website).

Mercer County has 705 total cases and 16 deaths with 11,260 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 505 total cases and 23 deaths, as well as 7,426 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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