COLUMBUS — Ohio on Friday marked its highest-ever single-day total of new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases. Of Ohio's 88 counties, 83 are considered to have a high incidence of virus transmission by federal guidelines.
"The virus is raging throughout the state of Ohio. There's no place to hide," DeWine said Thursday.
According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 200,609 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 3,745 more than reported Thursday, including 101 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.
Of the state’s total cases, about 28,595 are presumed to be active infections.
The peak volume of virus testing statewide in the past week appears to be picking back up. The average percent of positive tests has continued to climb since Sept. 24, when positivity was at an all-time low.
So far this month, agencies statewide administered an average 8,146 more tests per day than in September.
CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
There have been 4,006 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 2,487 in Trumbull; and 2,246 in Columbiana. There have been 287 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 136 in Trumbull; and 88 in Columbiana.
Since yesterday’s report, there have been 46 new cases in Mahoning County; 36 in Trumbull; and 19 in Columbiana.
Mahoning County's 287 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 10th-highest number of cumulative cases in the state; Trumbull has the 22nd-highest; and Columbiana has the 24th-highest.
Ohio is also reporting 12,173 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 18,969 people have been hospitalized to date; of those, 3,841 were placed in intensive care units.
There have also been 4,979 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 312 “probable deaths”.
TESTING AND RECOVERY
So far this month, 1,084,978 coronavirus tests have been administered in Ohio, an average of about 38,749 per day. A total of 926,782 people were tested in September, an average of about 30,603 per day.
The seven-day moving average for positive tests was 6.2 percent on Wednesday. That’s more than double the average 2.7 percent reported on Sept. 24. That average percent peaked April 20 at 23.6 percent.
Statewide, 167,035 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 3,148 patients in Mahoning County; 1,975 in Trumbull; and 1,956 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.