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WEEKLY COVID-19 TRENDS | Ohio's spring surge is here

Last week, the state reported 9,342 new confirmed cases, up from 7,835 the week before and 7,019 three weeks ago. Last week, that average rose to 167.1. 
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Ohio Public Health Advisory System map on April 1, 2021.

COLUMBUS — Ohio has lost footing in its fight against the coronavirus, and the state's pandemic finish line is getting farther away. 

Gov. Mike DeWine has said Ohio can reopen when it reports an average of 50 new cases per 100,000 people for two weeks. Two weeks ago, the state reported 146.9 new cases per 100,000 people. Last week, that average rose to 167.1. 

Last week, Ohio reported 9,342 new confirmed cases, up from 7,835 the week before and 7,019 three weeks ago.

Three highly infectious variants of the novel coronavirus are responsible for most of the hundreds of genetic changes to the virus medical experts have recorded lately, state officials said.

"Ohio remains in a race against a virus that is now more contagious and is right back on our heels," said the state health department's Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff.

More than half of the state's detected coronavirus variants have been found in counties inside the state's northern zone, which includes the Mahoning Valley on its southeast corner.

March 28 to April 3 in numbers

  • 9,342 new confirmed cases were reported in Ohio; a total of 866,822 confirmed cases have been reported as of April 3.
  • There have been 619 new hospitalizations; a total of  53,306 people have been hospitalized as of April 3.
  • Between March 28 and April 3, 116 COVID-19 deaths were reported. The state reported 18,646 COVID-19 deaths in Ohio April 3.
  • Ohio is reporting 10,207 people have recovered from the virus between March 28 and April 3. The state reported 970,904 total recovered cases April 3. 
  • As of April 3, 31.2 percent of the state population has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That's an increase of 461,345, up from 455,297 new vaccinations the week before. 

Ohio Public Health Advisory System map

The Ohio Public Health Advisory System map showed improvement on a county-by-county basis. This week, 32 counties are orange, up from 32 last week. Four counties are yellow, up from two last week. The rest are red. 

Columbiana County remained orange. Mahoning and Trumbull counties remained red and are both considered to have a high incidence of coronavirus spread. The number of new cases per capita has increased for all three counties.

  • Mahoning County reported 343 new cases, or 150 cases per 100,000 people, an increase from 117 cases per 100,000 people last week;
  • Trumbull County reported 294 new cases, or 149 cases per 100,000 people, an increase from 129 new cases per 100,000 people last week;
  • Columbiana County reported 84 new cases, or 82 cases per 100,000 people, an increase from 81 cases per 100,000 people last week.

All three counties meet the indicators for new cases per capita and the proportion of new cases occurring outside group settings such as long-term care or correctional facilities.

Mahoning and Trumbull counties also meet the indicator for increasing number of new cases. 

Testing

  • The weekly volume of virus testing statewide steadily decreased since reaching an all-time peak on Nov. 25. 
  • The seven-day moving average for positive tests was 4.2 percent on Thursday; it steadily increased since reaching the all time low of 3 percent in early March. That average percent peaked April 20 at 23.6 percent.

Vaccinations

  • As of Saturday, 3,647,477 Ohioans have started to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, including 75,964 in Mahoning County, 61,795 in Trumbull and 27,927 in Columbiana.
  • Statewide, 31.2 percent of Ohioans have started to receive the vaccine.

Mahoning County is above the statewide rate, with 33.22 percent of county residents having received the first dose of the vaccine. In Trumbull County, 31.21 percent of residents have started to receive the vaccine, and 27.41 percent of Columbiana County residents have started to receive the vaccine.

Coronavirus week by week

Here's a breakdown of how each complete week of the pandemic has looked like in Ohio so far. Data in bold reflect the peaks in new cases, deaths, hospitalizations and ICU admissions. 

March 15 to March 21

  • New cases: 221
  • New deaths: 3

March 22 to March 28

  • New cases: 1,159
  • New deaths: 22
  • New hospitalizations: 261
  • New ICU admissions: 123 

March 29 to April 4

  • New cases: 2,333
  • New deaths: 77
  • New hospitalizations: 662
  • New ICU admissions: 203

April 5 to April 11

  • New cases: 2,448
  • New deaths: 140
  • New hospitalizations: 853
  • New ICU admissions: 246

April 12 to April 18

  • New cases: 3,752
  • New deaths: 192
  • New hospitalizations: 660
  • New ICU admissions: 188

April 19 to April 25

  • New cases: 5,044
  • New deaths: 237
  • New hospitalizations: 596
  • New ICU admissions: 178

April 26 to May 2

  • New cases: 3,554
  • New deaths: 279
  • New hospitalizations: 581
  • New ICU admissions: 128

May 3 to May 9

  • New cases: 4,023
  • New deaths: 264
  • New hospitalizations: 604
  • New ICU admissions: 134

May 10 to May 16

  • New cases: 3,276
  • New deaths: 243
  • New hospitalizations: 570
  • New ICU admissions: 100

May 17 to May 23

  • New cases: 3,452
  • New deaths: 299
  • New hospitalizations: 567
  • New ICU admissions: 129

May 24 to May 30

  • New cases: 3,351
  • New deaths: 182
  • New hospitalizations: 574
  • New ICU admissions: 119

May 31 to June 6

  • New cases: 2,769
  • New deaths: 210
  • New hospitalizations: 449
  • New ICU admissions: 102

June 7 to June 13 

  • New cases: 2,485
  • New deaths: 176
  • New hospitalizations: 404
  • New ICU admissions: 104

June 14 to June 20 

  • New cases: 3,169
  • New deaths: 136
  • New hospitalizations: 337
  • New ICU admissions: 79

June 21 to June 27

  • New cases: 4,907
  • New deaths: 101
  • New hospitalizations: 423
  • New ICU admissions: 83

June 28 to July 4 

  • New cases: 6,519
  • New deaths: 96
  • New hospitalizations: 487
  • New ICU admissions: 136

July 5 to July 11

  • New cases: 7,840 
  • New deaths: 123
  • New hospitalizations: 659
  • New ICU admissions: 116

July 12 to July 18

  • New cases: 9,356
  • New deaths: 95
  • New hospitalizations: 743
  • New ICU admissions: 143

July 19 to July 25 

  • New cases: 9,050
  • New deaths: 164
  • New hospitalizations: 632
  • New ICU admissions: 126

July 26 to Aug. 1

  • New cases: 8,484
  • New deaths: 207
  • New hospitalizations: 785
  • New ICU admissions: 138

Aug. 2 to Aug. 8

  • New cases: 7,453
  • New deaths: 150
  • New hospitalizations: 569
  • New ICU admissions: 97

Aug. 9 to Aug. 15

  • New cases: 7,345
  • New deaths: 150
  • New hospitalizations: 784
  • New ICU admissions: 113

Aug. 16 to Aug. 22

  • New cases: 6,117
  • New deaths: 148
  • New hospitalizations: 568
  • New ICU admissions: 109

Aug. 23 to Aug. 29

  • New cases: 6,778
  • New deaths: 150
  • New hospitalizations: 539
  • New ICU admissions: 78

Aug. 30 to Sept. 5

  • New cases: 8,168
  • New deaths: 127
  • New hospitalizations: 520
  • New ICU admissions: 80

Sept. 6 to Sept. 12

  • New cases: 6,374
  • New deaths: 149
  • New hospitalizations: 476
  • New ICU admissions: 56

Sept. 13 to Sept. 19 

  • New cases: 6,347
  • New deaths: 198
  • New hospitalizations: 466
  • New ICU admissions: 87

Sept. 20 to Sept. 26

  • New cases: 5,871
  • New deaths: 123
  • New hospitalizations: 435
  • New ICU admissions: 72

Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

  • New cases: 7,221
  • New deaths: 178
  • New hospitalizations: 550
  • New ICU admissions: 72

Oct. 4 to Oct. 10

  • New cases: 8,872
  • New deaths: 72
  • New hospitalizations: 620
  • New ICU admissions: 106

Oct. 11 to Oct. 17

  • New cases: 12,047
  • New deaths: 70
  • New hospitalizations: 654
  • New ICU admissions: 114

Oct. 18 to Oct. 24

  • New cases: 14,717
  • New deaths: 137
  • New hospitalizations: 997
  • New ICU admissions: 166

Oct. 25 to Oct. 31 

  • New cases: 18,828
  • New deaths: 92
  • New hospitalizations: 1,126
  • New ICU admissions: 154

Nov. 1 to Nov. 7 

  • New cases: 28,815
  • New deaths: 189
  • New hospitalizations: 1,263
  • New ICU admissions: 146

Nov. 8 to Nov. 14

  • New cases: 42,719
  • New deaths: 190
  • New hospitalizations: 1,681
  • New ICU admissions: 182

Nov. 15 to Nov. 21 

  • New cases: 50,721
  • New deaths: 235
  • New hospitalizations: 2,142
  • New ICU admissions: 207

Nov. 22 to Nov. 28

  • New cases: 58,933
  • New deaths: 361
  • New hospitalizations: 2,044
  • New ICU admissions: 214

Nov. 29 to Dec. 5

  • New cases: 57,915
  • New deaths: 512
  • New hospitalizations: 2,697
  • New ICU admissions: 262

Dec. 6 to Dec. 12 

  • New cases: 64,866
  • New deaths: 436
  • New hospitalizations: 2,844
  • New ICU admissions: 281

Dec. 13 to Dec. 19

  • New cases: 50,291
  • New deaths: 441
  • New hospitalizations: 2,750
  • New ICU admissions: 332

Dec. 20 to Dec. 26

  • New cases: 42,714
  • New deaths: 352
  • New hospitalizations: 1,960
  • New ICU admissions: 206

Dec. 27 to Jan. 2

  • New cases: 40,482
  • New deaths: 450
  • New hospitalizations: 2,120
  • New ICU admissions: 221

Jan. 3 to Jan. 9

  • New cases: 44,611
  • New deaths: 485
  • New hospitalizations: 2,424
  • New ICU admissions: 238

Jan. 10 to Jan. 16

  • New cases: 39,688
  • New deaths: 441
  • New hospitalizations: 1,991
  • New ICU admissions: 197

Jan. 17 to Jan 23

  • New cases: 29,204
  • New deaths: 452
  • New hospitalizations: 1,637
  • New ICU admissions: 162

Jan. 24 to Jan. 30

  • New cases: 24,335
  • New deaths: 375
  • New hospitalizations: 1,450
  • New ICU admissions: 175

Jan. 31 to Feb, 6

  • New cases: 17,780
  • New deaths: 437
  • New hospitalizations: 1,342
  • New ICU admissions: 150

Feb. 7 to Feb. 13

  • New cases: 13,159
  • New deaths: 3,554
  • New hospitalizations: 1,015
  • New ICU admissions: 93

Feb. 14 to Feb. 20

  • New cases: 9,405
  • New deaths: 350
  • New hospitalizations: 825
  • New ICU admissions: 98

Feb. 21 to Feb. 27

  • New cases: 9,476
  • New deaths: 412
  • New hospitalizations: 880
  • New ICU admissions: 107

Feb. 28 to March 6

  • New cases: 7,386
  • New deaths: 419
  • New hospitalizations: 651
  • New ICU admissions: 75

March 7 to March 13

  • New cases: 6,770
  • New deaths: 380
  • New hospitalizations: 668
  • New ICU admissions: 61

March 14 to March 20

  • New cases: 7,019
  • New deaths: 311
  • New hospitalizations: 583
  • New ICU admissions: 58

March 21 to March 27

  • New cases: 7,835
  • New deaths: 183
  • New hospitalizations: 588
  • New ICU admissions: 63

March 28 to April 3

  • New cases: 9,342
  • New deaths: 116
  • New hospitalizations: 619
  • New ICU admissions: 63