COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 177,098 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 2,239 more than reported Tuesday, including 64 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.
Of the state’s total cases, about 18,490 are presumed to be active infections.
The weekly volume of virus testing statewide has slightly increased in the past week. The average percent of positive tests continues an upward trend that began Sept. 24, when positivity was at an all-time low.
So far this month, agencies statewide administered an average 6,490 more tests per day than in September.
CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
There have been 3,660 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 2,247 in Trumbull; and 2,114 in Columbiana. There have been 286 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 134 in Trumbull; and 87 in Columbiana.
Since yesterday’s report, there have been 25 new cases in Mahoning County; 26 in Trumbull; and 13 in Columbiana.
Mahoning County's 286 COVID-19 deaths is the fifth-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 21st-highest; and Columbiana has the 22nd-highest.
Ohio is also reporting 10,907 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 17,523 people have been hospitalized to date, 3,632 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 4,839 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 310 “probable deaths”.
TESTING AND RECOVERY
So far this month, 704,779 coronavirus tests have been administered in Ohio, an average of about 37,094 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 4.9 percent on Monday. That’s above the average 2.7 percent reported on Sept. 24, the lowest point since the pandemic began. That average percent peaked April 20 at 23.6 percent.
Statewide, 153,769 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 2,958 patients in Mahoning County; 1,868 in Trumbull; and 1,898 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.