By: Mahoning Matters Staff; 1812Blockhouse
According to the latest figures on Monday from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 760,837 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 3,215 more than reported Sunday,The weekly volume of virus testing statewide continues a slump that began in late November. The average percent of positive tests, however, also continues to trend downward and has reached its lowest point since early November.
So far this month, agencies statewide have administered an average 10,287 fewer tests per day than in December.
So far this month, 951,996 coronavirus tests have been administered in Ohio, an average of about 41,391 per day. A total of 1,602,026 tests were administered in December, an average of about 51,678 per day.
The seven-day moving average for positive tests was 9 percent on Saturday. That’s below the average 15 percent reported the first week of January, the most recent peak.
That average percent’s all-time low of 3 percent was reported in early October; the all-time high of 23.6 percent was reported April 20.
Statewide, 736,651 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus.
Richland Public Health shared the following statistics on Monday (number in parenthesis is same figure from two weeks previous, January 11).