COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 296,387 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 6,794 more than reported Monday, including 317 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.
Of the state’s total cases, about 82,030 are presumed to be active infections.
The volume of daily virus testing statewide has dipped from its all-time high Friday, but weekly volume continues to improve each week. The average percent of positive tests, however, also continues to climb, and is at its highest point since late April.
So far this month, agencies statewide administered an average 9,289 more tests per day than in October.
CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
There have been 5,815 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 4,084 in Trumbull; and 2,891 in Columbiana. There have been 297 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 140 in Trumbull; and 93 in Columbiana.
Since yesterday’s report, there have been 171 new cases in Mahoning County; 114 in Trumbull; and 32 in Columbiana.
Mahoning County's 297 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 10th-highest number of cumulative cases in the state; Trumbull has the 20th-highest; and Columbiana has the 26th-highest.
Ohio is also reporting 16,056 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 22,846 people have been hospitalized to date, 4,250 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 5,412 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 360 “probable deaths”.
TESTING AND RECOVERY
So far this month, 750,909 coronavirus tests have been administered in Ohio, an average of about 50,061 per day. A total of 1,263,935 tests were administered in October, an average of about 40,772 per day.
The seven-day moving average for positive tests was 12.8 percent on Sunday. That’s more than four times the average 2.7 percent reported on Sept. 24, which was the lowest since the pandemic began.
That average percent was 12.4 percent on April 26, just after the state's initial surge of coronavirus cases. That average percent peaked April 20 at 23.6 percent.
Statewide, 208,945 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 3,791 patients in Mahoning County; 2,457 in Trumbull; and 2,189 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.
Below are key indicators and current 21-day trends of the virus' spread in Ohio, taken from the state's COVID-19 dashboard. To view a full-size version, click the icon in the upper-right: