COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 136,505 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 705 more than reported Saturday, including five new cases in the Mahoning Valley.
Of the state’s total cases, about 9.516 are presumed to be active infections.
The weekly volume of virus testing statewide has slightly increased, and the average percent of positive tests is at its lowest point since the pandemic began and it has continued to drop since Sept. 5.
So far this month, agencies statewide administered an average 4,360 more tests per day than in August.
CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
There have been 2,991 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 1,848 in Trumbull; and 1,919 in Columbiana.
There have been 279 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 131 in Trumbull; and 80 in Columbiana.
Since Saturday’s report, there have been three new cases in Mahoning County; one in Trumbull; and one in Columbiana.
Mahoning County's 279 COVID-19 deaths is the fifth-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 ninth-highest number of cumulative cases in the state; Columbiana has the 16th-highest; and Trumbull has the 18th-highest.
Ohio is also reporting 7,804 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 14,773 people have been hospitalized to date, 3,180 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 4,318 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 297 “probable deaths.”
TESTING AND RECOVERY
So far this month, 504,011 people have been tested for coronavirus in Ohio, an average of about 28,001 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 3 percent on Friday. That’s below the average 4.5 percent reported on Sept. 5.
The average percent of positive tests on June 14, 3.8 percent, is the lowest since the pandemic began. The seven-day moving average for positive tests peaked at 23.6 percent on April 20.
Statewide, 122,671 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 2,593 patients in Mahoning County; 1,632 in Trumbull; and 1,771 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.