COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 120,741 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to-date — 1,314 more than reported Wednesday, including 22 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.
The monthly volume of virus testing statewide has increased on average over the prior 30 days, and the percent of positive tests has risen about a half-percent in the past week. In the past 30 days in Ohio, agencies administered an average 1,145 more tests per day than in the prior 30 days.
The state is also reporting 6,641 "probable cases," which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 13,663 people have been hospitalized to-date, 3,003 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 3,939 confirmed deaths to-date, along with another 287 “probable deaths”.
There have been 2,874 confirmed and probable cases to-date in Mahoning County; 1,768 in Trumbull; and 1,849 in Columbiana. There have been 271 confirmed and probable deaths to-date in Mahoning County; 125 in Trumbull; and 66 in Columbiana.
Since yesterday’s report, there have been six new cases in Mahoning County; 10 new cases in Trumbull; and six in Columbiana.
In the last 30 days, 711,736 people have been tested for coronavirus in Ohio, an average of about 23,725 per day. In the prior 30 days, 677,403 people were tested, an average of about 22,580 per day.
The seven-day moving average for positive tests was 4.4 percent on Tuesday. That’s above the average 3.9 percent reported on Aug. 23. 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 23.4 percent on April 20.
Statewide, 106,095 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 2,437 patients in Mahoning County; 1,545 patients in Trumbull; and in 1,668 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.
Mahoning County's 271 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 14th-highest; and Trumbull has the 15th-highest.
Below are key indicators and current 21-day trends of the virus' spread in Ohio, taken from the state's COVID-19 dashboard. To view a full-size version, click the icon in the upper-right: