COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 188,738 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 2,035 more than reported Sunday, including 104 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.
Of the state’s total cases, about 23,954 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. The average positivity rate has doubled since then.
So far this month, agencies statewide administered an average 7,782 more tests per day than in September.
CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
There have been 3,863 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County, 2,380 in Trumbull and 2,185 in Columbiana. There have been 287 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 134 in Trumbull; and 88 in Columbiana.
Since yesterday’s report, there have been 53 new cases in Mahoning County; 18 in Trumbull; and 33 in Columbiana.
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.
Mahoning County has the 10th-highest number of cumulative cases in the state; Trumbull has the 21st-highest; and Columbiana has the 23rd-highest.
Ohio is also reporting 11,493 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 18,235 people have been hospitalized to date, 3,751 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 4,907 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 310 “probable deaths”.
TESTING AND RECOVERY
So far this month, 921,255 coronavirus tests have been administered in Ohio, an average of about 38,386 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 5.4 percent on Saturday. 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, 159,877 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 3,058 patients in Mahoning County, 1,926 in Trumbull and 1,926 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.