COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 707,885 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 5,039 more than reported Tuesday, including 228 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.
Of the state’s total cases, about 42,578 are presumed to be active infections.
The volume of virus testing statewide has not bounced back since peaking in late November. The average percent of positive tests, however, decreased since its most recent peak in early December.
So far this month, agencies statewide have administered an average 13,293 fewer tests per day than in December.
CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
There have been 16,299 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 11,998 in Trumbull; and 6,851 in Columbiana. There have been 326 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 295 in Trumbull; and 123 in Columbiana.
Since yesterday’s report, there have been 80 new cases in Mahoning County; 77 in Trumbull; and 71 in Columbiana.
Mahoning County's 326 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 16th-highest; and Columbiana has the 28th-highest.
Ohio is also reporting 91,754 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 42,151 people have been hospitalized to date, 6,252 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 8,874 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 1,007 “probable deaths”.
TESTING AND RECOVERY
So far this month, 422,238 coronavirus tests have been administered in Ohio, an average of about 38,385 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 13 percent on Monday. That’s more than four times the average 3 percent reported in early October, which was the lowest since the pandemic began, but down from the most recent peak of 16 percent reported in early December. That average percent was highest on April 20, at 23.6 percent.
Statewide, 656,433 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 13,764 patients in Mahoning County; 10,286 in Trumbull; and 5,747 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 Wednesday, 338,778 Ohioans have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, including 6,454 in Mahoning County, 4,081 in Trumbull and 2,393 in Columbiana. Statewide, that's an increase of 17,299 vaccinations from Tuesday.