COLUMBUS — For the fourth straight day, Ohio has broken its record for most new COVID-19 cases in one day, this time by 214.
According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 184,538 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 2,659 more than reported Friday, including 97 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.
On Friday, ODH reported an increase of 2,455 new cases from Thursday's report.
Of the state’s total cases reported on Friday, about 20,574 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 7,180 more tests per day than in September.
CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
There have been 3,779 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County, 2,334 in Trumbull and 2,146 in Columbiana. Mhaoning has 40 new cases, Trumbull 44 and Columbiana 13.
Mahoning County has the 10th-highest number of cumulative cases in the state.
Ohio has 4,896 confirmed deaths (up 22 from Friday), along with another 310 “probable deaths.”
There have been 287 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County, 134 in Trumbull and 87 in Columbiana. One of Columbiana's deaths is new.
Mahoning County's 287 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. Only Cuyahoga (685) Franklin (642), Lucas (375) and Hamilton (344) have more deaths.
Ohio is also reporting 11,079 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number increased 199 from Friday.
Statewide, 18,006 people have been hospitalized to date, 3,705 of whom were placed in intensive care units. Those numbers increased 140 and 23 from Friday.
TESTING AND RECOVERY
Through Friday, 793,454 coronavirus tests have been administered in Ohio, an average of about 37,784 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 5.1 percent on Wednesday. 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, 157,744 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 3,033 patients in Mahoning County, 1,919 in Trumbull and 1,914 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.