COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 139,632 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 920 more than reported Wednesday, including 32 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.
Of the state’s total cases, about 7,979 are presumed to be active infections.
The volume of virus testing statewide in the last week has dipped from its Sept. 18 high point, and the average percent of positive tests continues a downward trend that began Sept. 5 and remains at its lowest since the pandemic began.
So far this month, agencies statewide administered an average 4,753 more tests per day than in August.
CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
There have been 3,030 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 1,876 in Trumbull; and 1,924 in Columbiana. There have been 281 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 132 in Trumbull; and 80 in Columbiana.
Since yesterday’s report, there have been 16 new cases in Mahoning County; 15 in Trumbull; and one in Columbiana.
Mahoning County's 281 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 301 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 15,051 people have been hospitalized to date, 3,228 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 4,414 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 301 “probable deaths”.
TESTING AND RECOVERY
So far this month, 624,667 coronavirus tests have been administered in Ohio, an average of about 28,394 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 2.8 percent on Tuesday. That’s below the average 3.5 percent reported on Sept. 5 and now at its lowest point since the pandemic began.
The previous low point was on June 14, when the seven-day moving average percent of positive tests was 3.8 percent. That average percent peaked April 20 at 23.6 percent.
Statewide, 127,239 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 2,618 patients in Mahoning County; 1,651 in Trumbull; and 1,789 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.