COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 760,837 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 3,215 more than reported Sunday, including 200 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.
Of the state’s total cases, about 14,584 are presumed to be active infections.
The weekly volume of virus testing statewide continues a slump that began in late November. The average percent of positive tests, however, also continues to trend downward and has reached its lowest point since early November.
So far this month, agencies statewide have administered an average 10,287 fewer tests per day than in December.
CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
There have been 17,471 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 12,920 in Trumbull; and 7,409 in Columbiana. There have been 339 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 317 in Trumbull; and 124 in Columbiana.
Since yesterday’s report, there have been 88 new cases in Mahoning County; 59 in Trumbull; and 53 in Columbiana.
Mahoning County's 339 COVID-19 deaths is the 8th-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 28th-highest.
Ohio is also reporting 107,819 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 44,981 people have been hospitalized to date, 6,560 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 9,602 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 1,166 “probable deaths”.
TESTING AND RECOVERY
So far this month, 951,996 coronavirus tests have been administered in Ohio, an average of about 41,391 per day. A total of 1,602,026 tests were administered in December, an average of about 51,678 per day.
The seven-day moving average for positive tests was 9 percent on Saturday. That’s below the average 15 percent reported the first week of January, the most recent peak. That average percent's all-time low of 3 percent was reported in early October; the all-time high of 23.6 percent was reported April 20.
Statewide, 736,651 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 15,150 patients in Mahoning County; 11,240 in Trumbull; and 6,296 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, 626,867 Ohioans have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, including 13,261 in Mahoning County, 8,299 in Trumbull and 4,468 in Columbiana. Statewide, that's an increase of 18,974 vaccinations from Sunday.
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: