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Ohio reporting 2,075 new COVID-19 cases; 148 new cases in the Valley

Statewide, there have been 16,968 confirmed and probable deaths, including 533 in Mahoning County; 454 in Trumbull; and 179 in Columbiana.
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COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 823,091 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 2,075 more than reported Monday, including 148 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.

Of the state’s total cases, about 47,072 are presumed to be active infections.

The weekly volume of virus testing statewide has steadily decreased since late November. The average percent of positive tests continues a downward trend that began in early January.

So far this month, agencies statewide have administered an average 9,762 fewer tests per day than in January.

As a result of a data error at ODH, up to 4,000 COVID-19 deaths were not counted since October. The department has been adding the deaths to the state toll since last week. 

CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS

There have been 19,251 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 14,136 in Trumbull; and 8,049 in Columbiana. There have been 533 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 454 in Trumbull; and 179 in Columbiana.

Since yesterday’s report, there have been 68 new cases in Mahoning County; 60 in Trumbull; and 20 in Columbiana.

Mahoning County's 533 COVID-19 deaths is the eighth-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 11th-highest number of cumulative cases in the state; Trumbull has the 17th-highest; and Columbiana has the 26th-highest.

Ohio is also reporting 135,062 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Statewide, 49,651 people have been hospitalized to date, 7,073 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 14,439 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 2,538 “probable deaths”.

TESTING AND RECOVERY

So far this month, 642,599 coronavirus tests have been administered in Ohio, an average of about 30,600 per day. A total of 1,251,214 tests were administered in January, an average of about 40,362 per day.

The seven-day moving average for positive tests was 5 percent on Sunday. That’s far below the average 15 percent reported in early January, the most recent peak, but still above the all-time low of 3 percent reported in early October. That average percent peaked April 20 at 24 percent.

Statewide, 894,113COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 17,785 patients in Mahoning County; 13,032 in Trumbull; and 7,479 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.

As of today, 1,474,872 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in Ohio, including 34,464 in Mahoning County, 25,267 in Trumbull and 12,655 in Columbiana. Statewide, 25,011 more people have received at least their first dose of the vaccine since Monday.