COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 662,217 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 5,636 more than reported Tuesday, including 288 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.
Of the state’s total cases, about 48,300 are presumed to be active infections.
The weekly volume of virus testing statewide has remained in a slump since late November, and the average percent of positive tests continues an upward trend that began late last month.
So far this month, agencies statewide have administered an average 26,485 fewer tests per day than in December.
As of Tuesday, 1.5 percent of the state population has started to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
There have been 15,529 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 11,353 in Trumbull; and 6,430 in Columbiana. There have been 315 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 278 in Trumbull; and 120 in Columbiana.
Since yesterday’s report, there have been 130 new cases in Mahoning County; 103 in Trumbull; and 55 in Columbiana.
Mahoning County's 315 COVID-19 deaths is the eighth-highest among all Ohio's 88 counties, followed by Trumbull County's 278 COVID-19 deaths, which is ninth-highest, 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 15th-highest; and Columbiana has the 29th-highest.
Ohio is also reporting 80,600 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 40,104 people have been hospitalized to date, 6,065 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 8,443 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 925 “probable deaths.”
TESTING, RECOVERY AND VACCINATION
So far this month, at least 100,773 coronavirus tests have been administered in Ohio, an average of about 25,193 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 15 percent on Monday. That’s five times the average 3 percent reported in early October, which was the lowest since the pandemic began. That average percent peaked April 20 at 23.6 percent.
Statewide, 605,474 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 12,778 patients in Mahoning County; 9,630 in Trumbull; and 5,343 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 Tuesday, 175,408 Ohioans have started to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, including 3,543 in Mahoning County, 1,786 in Trumbull and 1,287 in Columbiana. That's an increase of 12,550 vaccinations from Monday.