COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 140,683 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 1,051 more than reported Thursday, including 35 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.
Of the state’s total cases, about 7,881 are presumed to be active infections.
The volume of daily virus testing statewide in the past several days has declined from its record high point on Sept. 18, and the average percent of positive tests remains at its lowest point since the pandemic began, continuing a downward trend that began Sept. 5.
So far this month, agencies statewide administered an average 4,158 more tests per day than in August.
CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
There have been 3,053 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 1,883 in Trumbull; and 1,929 in Columbiana. There have been 281 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 132 in Trumbull; and 80 in Columbiana.
Since yesterday’s report, there have been 23 new cases in Mahoning County; seven in Trumbull; and five in Columbiana.
Mahoning County's 281 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 ninth-highest number of cumulative cases in the state; Columbiana has the 16th-highest; and Trumbull has the 18th-highest.
Ohio is also reporting 8,211 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 15,127 people have been hospitalized to date, 3,243 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 4,433 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 301 “probable deaths”.
TESTING AND RECOVERY
So far this month, 666,873 coronavirus tests have been administered in Ohio, an average of about 28994 per day. A total 769,916 people were tested in August, an average of about 24,836 per day.
The seven-day moving average for positive tests was 2.7 percent on Wednesday, its lowest point since the pandemic began. That’s below the average 4.5 percent reported on Sept. 5.
The previous low point was on June 14, when the seven-day moving average of positive tests was 3.8 percent. That average percent peaked April 20 at 23.6 percent.
Statewide, 128,369 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 2,624 patients in Mahoning County; 1,656 in Trumbull; and 1,791 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.