COLUMBUS — The state set a staggering new record today; Ohio added 11,034 new COVID-19 cases since Sunday.
This record-setting jump is in part caused by a reporting backlog from two major labs, Mercy Health and the Cleveland Clinic. But, today's data reported by the Ohio Department of Health is again incomplete. A note on the COVID-19 dashboard indicates thousands of reports are still pending.
According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 344,054 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 11,034 more than reported Saturday, including 597 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.
Of the state’s total cases, about 107,741 are presumed to be active infections.
The volume of virus testing statewide reached an all-time peak for a single day Nov. 13, but the average percentage of positive tests continues to rocket upward. Saturday's average positivity, 13.5 percent, is as high as it's been since late April.
So far this month, agencies statewide administered an average of 12,723 more tests per day than in October.
CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
There have been 7,068 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 5,159 in Trumbull; and 3,395 in Columbiana. There have been 299 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 144 in Trumbull; and 97 in Columbiana.
Since yesterday’s report, there have been 299 new cases in Mahoning County; 144 in Trumbull; and 97 in Columbiana.
Mahoning County's 299 COVID-19 deaths is the sixth-highest among all Ohio's 88 counties, according to the state's COVID-19 dashboard, which presents confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths in each county.
Mahoning County has the 10th-highest number of cumulative cases in the state; Trumbull has the 17th-highest; and Columbiana has the 26th-highest.
Ohio is also reporting 19,250 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 24,705 people have been hospitalized to date, 4,418 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 5,635 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 385 “probable deaths.”
TESTING AND RECOVERY
So far this month, 1,144,742 coronavirus tests have been administered in Ohio, an average of about 54,512 per day. A total of 1,263,935 tests were administered in October, an average of about 40,772 per day.
The seven-day moving average for positive tests was 13.5 percent on Saturday. That’s more than four times the average 2.7 percent reported on Sept. 24, which was the lowest point since the pandemic began.
That average percent peaked on April 20 at 23.6 percent. By April 26, it had dropped to 12.4 percent.
Statewide, 230,678 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 4,176 patients in Mahoning County; 2,791 in Trumbull; and 2,287 in Columbiana. That metric is measured as the number of COVID-19 patients whose symptoms reportedly began more than 21 days ago but who have not died.