Coronavirus Case Update: Sept. 4, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 128,444 total cases of COVID-19 in the state, up 1,332 in the last 24 hours, as well as 4,248 total deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 137,662 cases and 7,742 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 2,879 cases, with 458 hospitalizations and 272 deaths. Mahoning County is fifth in the state for deaths and ninth in the state for the number of cases. The Mahoning County Public Health department reports 2,877 total cases.

The ODH reports 1,772 cases in Trumbull County with 331 hospitalizations and 125 deaths. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports 1,865 positive cases, 211 hospitalizations and 68 deaths.

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

Of the total cases reported by ODH, 121,765 are confirmed. ODH reported 6,679 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 13,731 hospitalizations and 3,022 intensive care admissions. And there have been 4,248 total deaths, which breaks down to 3,962 confirmed deaths and another 286 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,042.

The median age of those testing positive is 41. The state reports a presumed 107,083 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 2,342,906 tests. Of the positive tests, 14,100 or 11%, are health care workers. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 137,662 total cases, with 497 hospitalizations, 66 of whom are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,742 deaths in Pennsylvania. Of the cases reported, 133,731 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,576,879 were reported negative. And of all 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 an individual is considered recovered, according to the health department’s website).

Mercer County has 565 total cases and 13 deaths with 10,136 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 470 total cases, 19 deaths and 6,818 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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