COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 131,235 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 1,039 more than reported Sunday, including 21 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.
Of the state’s total cases, about 11,401 are presumed to be active infections.
The weekly volume of virus testing in Ohio, though on the rise over the past three months, appears to have reached a plateau since late August.
The seven-day average percent of positive tests continues a downward trend that began Sept. 5, and since Friday has remained at its lowest point since June 14.
So far this month, agencies statewide administered an average 2,652 more tests per day than in August.
CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
There have been 2,960 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 1,817 in Trumbull; and 1,897 in Columbiana. There have been 274 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 127 in Trumbull; and 71 in Columbiana.
Since yesterday’s report, there have been 15 new cases in Mahoning County; 4 in Trumbull; and 2 in Columbiana.
Mahoning County's 274 COVID-19 deaths is the 5th-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 9th-highest number of cumulative cases in the state; Columbiana has the 16th-highest; and Trumbull has the 17th-highest.
Ohio is also reporting 7,249 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 14,378 people have been hospitalized to date, 3,097 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 4,126 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 293 “probable deaths”.
TESTING AND RECOVERY
So far this month, 315,519 people have been tested for coronavirus in Ohio, an average of about 26,293 per day. A total 732,871 people were tested in August, an average of about 23,641 per day.
The seven-day moving average for positive tests was 3.8 percent on Saturday. That’s below the average 4.5 percent reported on Sept. 5.
The average percent of positive tests on June 14, 3.8 percent, is the lowest since the pandemic began. The seven-day moving average for positive tests peaked at 23.6 percent on April 20.
Statewide, 115,708 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 2,558 patients in Mahoning County; 1,613 in Trumbull; and 1,739 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.