BREAKING | Ohio reports 3590 new cases of COVID-19; highest single-day total – Mahoning Matters

BREAKING | Ohio reports 3590 new cases of COVID-19; highest single-day total – Mahoning Matters

COLUMBUS — Ohio on Thursday marked its highest-ever single-day total of new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, 3,590.

That’s about 700 more cases than the state’s previous record total, set just days ago, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday. Of Ohio’s 88 counties, 83 are considered to have a high incidence of virus transmission by federal guidelines.

“The virus is raging throughout the State of Ohio. There’s no place to hide,” he said.

According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 196,864 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 3,413 more than reported Wednesday, including 110 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.

Of the state’s total cases, about 26,599 are presumed to be active infections.

The peak volume of virus testing statewide in the past week appears to be picking back up. The average percent of positive tests has continued to climb since Sept. 24, when positivity was at an all-time low.

So far this month, agencies statewide administered an average 7,784 more tests per day than in September.

CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS

There have been 3,960 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 2,451 in Trumbull; and 2,227 in Columbiana. There have been 287 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 136 in Trumbull; and 88 in Columbiana.

Since yesterday’s report, there have been 50 new cases in Mahoning County; 37 in Trumbull; and 23 in Columbiana.

Mahoning County’s 287 COVID-19 deaths is the 5th-highest among all Ohio’s 88 counties, Source…

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