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Ohio reporting 928 new cases of COVID-19; 133,046 total

There have been 2,971 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 1,829 in Trumbull; and 1,900 in Columbiana.
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COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 133,046 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 928 more than reported Tuesday, including 11 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.

Of the state’s total cases, about 10,347 are presumed to be active infections.

The weekly volume of virus testing in Ohio, though on the rise over the past three months, appeared to reach a plateau between late August and the first week of September. Daily testing totals reported from Sept. 9 to Monday, however, are higher than in late August.

So far this month, agencies statewide administered an average 3,081 more tests per day than in August.

CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS

There have been 2,971 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 1,829 in Trumbull; and 1,900 in Columbiana. There have been 279 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 130 in Trumbull; and 78 in Columbiana.

Since yesterday’s report, there have been five new cases in Mahoning County; six in Trumbull; and none 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 17th-highest.

Ohio is also reporting 7,472 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Statewide, 14,560 people have been hospitalized to date, 3,134 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There have also been 4,256 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 299 “probable deaths”.

TESTING AND RECOVERY

So far this month, 374,110 people have been tested for coronavirus in Ohio, an average of about 26,722 per day. A total 732,871 people were tested in August, an average of about 23,641 per day.

In Mahoning and Trumbull counties, the percent of positive tests between Aug. 27 and Sept. 2 was 1.9 percent, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

In Columbiana County, 5.6 percent of tests that week were positive, according to CMS.

According to ODH, the seven-day moving average for positive tests statewide was 3.5 percent on Monday, its lowest point since the pandemic began, and has continued to drop from the average 4.5 percent reported on Sept. 5.

The average percent of positive tests on June 14, 3.8 percent, was previously the lowest reported. The seven-day moving average for positive tests peaked at 23.6 percent on April 20.

Statewide, 118,443 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 2,576 patients in Mahoning County; 1,620 in Trumbull; and 1,748 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 here:

 



Ellen Wagner

About the Author: Ellen Wagner

Ellen Wagner reports on municipal services and budget cuts in Youngstown. She is a corps member with Report for America, a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms.
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