[EDITOR'S NOTE: The county case numbers were changed to reflect the total coronavirus cases — both confirmed and probable — in each county.]
COLUMBUS — Ohio on Thursday reported its highest-ever single-day count of new COVID-19 cases.
According to the latest figures from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 84,862 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19 — 1,649 more than reported Wednesday.
In addition, the state is also reporting 4,764 total "probable cases," which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 10,594 people have been hospitalized to date, 2,534 of whom have been placed in intensive care units.
There are 2,349 cases in Mahoning County, 1,374 in Trumbull and 1,547 in Columbiana.
Statewide, there have been 3,442 confirmed and probable deaths, including 249 in Mahoning County; 98 in Trumbull; and 60 in Columbiana.
Statewide, 64,311 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 1,740 patients in Mahoning County; 1,033 patients in Trumbull; and in 1,353 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 249 confirmed COVID-19 deaths remains the fourth-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 total cases in the state. With an estimated population of 228,683 people and 2,349 confirmed cases as of Thursday, that's about one case of the virus for every 97 people.
Columbiana County has the 13th-highest number of total cases in the state. Trumbull County has the 14th 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:
Below is a chart showing the positivity rate of COVID-19 tests conducted in Ohio. The current 7-day moving average is 6.1 percent, according to the state's COVID-19 dashboard. To view a full-size version, click the icon in the upper-right: