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Ohio reports fewer than 1,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

The state's new 885 cases come two days after setting the record with 1,649 confirmed cases.
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COLUMBUS — For the second time in 25 days, Ohio is reporting fewer than 1,000 new confirmed COVID-19 cases.

On Saturday, the Ohio Department of Health reported 885 new cases, bringing Ohio's total to 87,218.

That number snaps a five-day streak of at least 1,000 new cases, including Thursday's pandemic record of 1,649. Friday had the second-highest total of the week — 1,471.

Earlier in July, Ohio reported at least 1,000 new cases for 18 straight days. That streak was snapped last Sunday.

In addition, the state is also reporting 4,869 "probable cases," which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number is 43 higher than in Friday's report.

Statewide, 10,857 people have been hospitalized to date, 2,557 of whom were placed in intensive care units. Those numbers are up 67 and five from Friday's report.

There also have been 3,246 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 269 “probable deaths.” The confirmed deaths total increased by 24 since Friday.

Of the confirmed cases, ODH says 62,275 are "presumed recovered."

There have been 2,383 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County, 1,408 in Trumbull and 1,566 in Columbiana. There have been 253 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County, 102 in Trumbull and 60 in Columbiana.

Statewide, 67,319 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 1,786 patients in Mahoning County, 1,056 patients in Trumbull and 1,370 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.

Mahoning County's 253 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 ninth-highest number of total cases in the state, Columbiana County the 14th-highest number and Trumbull County the 15th-highest.