COLUMBUS — Nearly 700 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ohio Tuesday, continuing a downward trend in new daily cases from Friday, which marked the largest single-day increase in the past two months.
According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting a total of 48,222 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to-date — 698 more than reported Monday.
In addition, the state is also reporting 3,567 "probable cases" to-date, which is a new expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 7,839 people have been hospitalized to-date, 1,994 of whom were placed in intensive care units.
There are 1,741 cases in Mahoning County; 834 in Trumbull; and 1,205 in Columbiana.
Statewide, there have been 2,615 confirmed deaths, including 228 in Mahoning County; 62 in Trumbull; and 60 in Columbiana; along with another 248 “probable deaths”.
Mahoning County's 228 reported COVID-19 deaths remains the fourth-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 eighth-highest number of total cases in the state. With an estimated population of 228,683 people and 1,741 confirmed cases as of Tuesday, that's about one case of the virus to-date for every 131 people.
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-sized version, click the icon in the upper-right: