Coronavirus Case Update: Sept. 8, 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Health reports 3,548 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday to bring the cumulative number of cases in the state to 131,992, as well as 4,298 total deaths – 50 over the weekend. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 140,359 cases and 7,791 deaths.

In Mahoning County, the ODH reports 27 cases since Friday to bring the total to 2,906 cases, with 459 hospitalizations and 272 deaths. The Mahoning County Public Health department reports 2,903 total cases.

The ODH reports 1,780 cases in Trumbull County – eight since Friday – with 331 hospitalizations and 126 deaths, with one death over the weekend. In Columbiana County, the ODH reports nine new cases since Friday to bring the total to 1,876 positive cases, along with 214 hospitalizations and 69 deaths, with one death over the weekend.

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, 125,144 are confirmed. ODH reported 6,848 probable cases based on the CDC’s expanded case definition. There have been 13,967 hospitalizations and 3,042 intensive care – up from 13,731 hospitalizations and 3,022 in ICU on Friday. There have been 4,298 total deaths, which breaks down to 4,009 confirmed deaths and another 289 probable deaths under the CDC expanded diagnosis definition. The 21-day reported case average is 1,051, up from 1,042 on Friday.

The state reports a presumed 110,279 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 2,442,697 tests. CLICK HERE for a map of testing locations in the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 140,359 total cases, with 514 people hospitalized, up from 497 on Friday. Sixty-three are on ventilators. Since March 6, there have been 7,791 deaths in Pennsylvania – 49 since Friday. Of the cases reported, 136,345 are confirmed.

Of all tests conducted in Pennsylvania, 1,576,879 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 607 total cases – up from 565 on Friday – and 13 deaths with 10,363 negative tests, while Lawrence County has 470 total cases – four new cases since Friday – and two deaths since Friday to bring the total to 21 deaths, as well as 6,901 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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