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Ohio reporting 6,462 new cases of COVID-19; 384,544 total

The Ohio Department of Health's COVID-19 dashboard data remained incomplete today. Because of an unprecedented surge in testing, thousands of reports are pending review. 
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COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 384,544 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 6,462 more than reported Friday, including 317 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.

Of the state’s total cases, about 117,228 are presumed to be active infections.

The department's COVID-19 dashboard data remained incomplete today. Because of an unprecedented surge in testing, thousands of reports are pending review. 

The daily volume of virus testing statewide has begun to climb following a routine slump. Weekly testing volume continues to improve week after week.

The average percent of positive tests, which rose sharply between late September and mid-November, appears to be reaching a plateau, though this metric may also be skewed by ODH's reporting delays. Testing statistics have also been delayed by one day due to the Thanksgiving holiday and the surge in testing. 

So far this month, agencies statewide administered an average 12,494 more tests per day than in October.

CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS

There have been 8,123 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 6,022 in Trumbull; and 3,789 in Columbiana. There have been 301 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 148 in Trumbull; and 99 in Columbiana.

Since yesterday’s report, there have been 138 new cases in Mahoning County; 155 in Trumbull; and 24 in Columbiana.

Mahoning County's 301 COVID-19 deaths is the sixth-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 10th-highest number of cumulative cases in the state; Trumbull has the 16th-highest; and Columbiana has the 27th-highest.

Ohio is also reporting 22,159 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Statewide, 26,262 people have been hospitalized to date, 4,608 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 5,963 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 415 “probable deaths.”

TESTING AND RECOVERY

So far this month, 1,357,080 coronavirus tests have been administered in Ohio, an average of about 54,283 per day. A total of 1,295,470 tests were administered in October, an average of about 41,789 per day.

The seven-day moving average for positive tests was 15.5 percent on Thursday. That’s five times the average 2.7 percent reported on Sept. 24, which was the lowest since the pandemic began. That average percent peaked April 20 at 23.6 percent.

Statewide, 261,353 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 4,733 patients in Mahoning County; 3,365 in Trumbull; and 2,486 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.