COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 137,888 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 579 more than reported Monday, including one less case in the Mahoning Valley.
Of the state’s total cases, about 8,776 are presumed to be active infections.
The weekly volume of virus testing statewide reached a record level in the later half of last week, and the average percent of positive tests continues a downard trend that began Sept. 5. Average test positivity in Ohio remains at its lowest point since the pandemic began.
So far this month, agencies statewide administered an average 5,228 more tests per day than in August.
CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
There have been 3,002 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 1,852 in Trumbull; and 1,921 in Columbiana. There have been 279 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 131 in Trumbull; and 80 in Columbiana.
Since yesterday’s report, there have been one less case reported in Mahoning County; one less case in Trumbull; and one more case in Columbiana.
Mahoning County's 279 COVID-19 deaths is the 5th-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 9th-highest number of cumulative cases in the state; Columbiana has the 16th-highest; and Trumbull has the 18th-highest.
Ohio is also reporting 7,962 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 14,899 people have been hospitalized to date, 3,210 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 4,338 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 297 “probable deaths”.
TESTING AND RECOVERY
So far this month, 577,372 people have been tested for coronavirus in Ohio, an average of about 28,869 per day. A total 732,871 people were tested in August, an average of about 23,641 per day.
The seven-day moving average for positive tests was 2.9 percent on Sunday, the lowest since the pandemic began. That’s below the average 4.5 percent reported on Sept. 5.
The average percent of positive tests on June 14, 3.8 percent, was the previous low point. The seven-day moving average for positive tests peaked at 23.6 percent on April 20.
Statewide, 124,774 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 2,609 patients in Mahoning County; 1,642 in Trumbull; and 1,777 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.