Coronavirus Case Update: Sept. 25, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 1,150 new cases of COVID-19 since Thursday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 148,894, as well as 4,734 total deaths – up 19 in the last 24 hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 154,203 total cases – up 1,659 from Thursday – and 8,081 deaths, up two.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,053 cases, with 486 hospitalizations and 281 deaths. Mahoning County Public Health reports 3,050 cases as Friday.

The ODH reports 1,883 cases in Trumbull County with 342 hospitalizations and 132 deaths.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,929 positive cases, along with 217 hospitalizations and 80 deaths. As of Friday morning, the Columbiana County Health District reported 1,932 positive cases, 959 of whom are inmates at FCI Elkton, 53 are residents at long-term care centers and 19 are general community members. The department also reported 81 COVID-related 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.

“We implore our residents not to be discouraged with this recent color change; as our data shows that the hard work they have done has succeeded at slowing the spread of this disease in our community,” stated the Columbiana County Heath District.

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 140,683 are confirmed. ODH reported 8,211 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 15,127 hospitalizations and 3,243 intensive care admissions, as well as 4,734 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,433 confirmed deaths and another 301 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 974.

The state reports a presumed 128,369 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 2,987,382 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 154,203 total cases, with 435 people hospitalized with 58 on ventilators. The commonwealth reported 8,081 COVID-related deaths thus far. Of the cases reported, 149,410 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,816,397 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 720 total cases and 16 deaths with 11,541 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 510 total cases and 23 deaths, as well as 7,516 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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