Coronavirus Case Update: Sept. 29, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 1,105 new cases of COVID-19 since Monday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 152,907, as well as 4,783 total deaths – up 37 since Monday. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 157,814 total cases – up 988 from Monday – and 8,123 deaths, up 16 from Monday.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 3,114 cases – up 19 from Monday – with 492 hospitalizations and 282 deaths. Mahoning County Public Health reports 3,113 cases.

The ODH reports 1,921 cases in Trumbull County – up five from Monday – with 347 hospitalizations and 132 deaths. The Trumbull County Combined Health District reported 1,913 cases and a total of 130 deaths.

In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,951 positive cases – 11 new cases – along with 219 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, 144,265 are confirmed. ODH reported 8,642 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 15,413 hospitalizations and 3,274 intensive care admissions, as well as 4,783 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,480 confirmed deaths and another 303 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 996.

The state reports a presumed 131,708 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 3,132,735 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 157,814 total cases, with 507 people hospitalized with 63 on ventilators. The commonwealth reported 8,123 COVID-related deaths thus far. Of the cases reported, 152,868 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,866,761 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 741 total cases – up six from Monday – and 18 deaths with 11,851 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 531 total cases – two fewer than reported Monday – and 23 deaths, as well as 7,672 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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