COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 702,846 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 6,020 more than reported Monday, including 336 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.
Of the state’s total cases, about 45,317 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 11,990 fewer tests per day than in December.
CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
There have been 16,219 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 11,921 in Trumbull; and 6,780 in Columbiana. There have been 325 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 290 in Trumbull; and 122 in Columbiana, according to the state's COVID-19 dashboard, which presents cases, hospitalizations and deaths in each county.
Since yesterday’s report, there have been 115 new cases in Mahoning County; 140 in Trumbull; and 81 in Columbiana.
Mahoning County's 325 COVID-19 deaths is the 8th-highest among all Ohio's 88 counties. Trumbull County's 290 COVID-19 deaths is the 9th-highest.
Mahoning County has the 11th-highest number of cumulative cases in the state; Trumbull has the 16th-highest; and Columbiana has the 29th-highest.
Ohio is also reporting 90,092 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 41,863 people have been hospitalized to date, 6,237 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 8,805 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 997 “probable deaths”.
TESTING AND RECOVERY
So far this month, 396,882 coronavirus tests have been administered in Ohio, an average of about 39,688 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 Sunday. 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, 648,724 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 13,633 patients in Mahoning County; 10,182 in Trumbull; and 5,674 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, 321,506 Ohioans have started to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, including 5,988 in Mahoning County, 3,633 in Trumbull and 2,246 in Columbiana. Statewide, that's an increase of 16,530 vaccinations from Monday.