Cases stay below 900 for second day in Ohio

For the first time since the last two days in June, the number of new COVID-19 cases was below 900 for two consecutive days.

While the daily average number of cases during the first 10 days of August is down from the record high in July, it’s still more than twice as much as it was in May and June.

The state reported 883 new cases Monday, up slightly from 879 on Sunday. Those are the lowest number of cases reported in a day since July 6 when 805 were reported. The cases also are below the 1,217 daily average number of cases for the past 21 days in Ohio.

Also, the 1,762 cases listed for Sunday and Monday are the lowest two-day total since 1,480 cases were reported June 29 (737) and June 30 (743).

The state has recorded fewer than 1,000 new cases five out of the first 10 days of August. July had just five days with fewer than 1,000 cases.

The state has seen a decline in the number of new COVID-19 in August compared to the prior month.

As of Monday, Ohio has reported 10,572 cases for the first 10 days in August for a daily average of 1,057.

In comparison, Ohio posted 39,370 cases for all of July — a daily average of 1,270.

However, this month is approaching the total number of cases for the full months of May and June — and the daily average so far for August is more than two times what it was during those months.

May recorded 17,486 cases, a daily average of 564. June had 16,276 cases, a daily average of 543 cases.

Oftentimes, the actual number of COVID-19 cases and deaths lag behind the reported number.

The Ohio Department of Health reported 101,731 total cases Monday with 79,321 presumed recovered and 3,673 deaths.

Four additional deaths were reported Monday, with one of them in Trumbull County. The state health department also removed one death from Mahoning County.

Statewide, 968 were hospitalized with the virus Monday. It’s the fifth straight day with hospitalizations under 1,000 after about three weeks above that number.

Mahoning County listed 2,566 total cases Monday with 1,969 presumed recovered and 254 deaths.

With the ODH change that reduced the number of deaths in Mahoning by one, the county dropped to having the fifth-most COVID-19 deaths in the state. It’s the lowest it’s been since late March when Ohio had fewer than 100 total deaths.

Trumbull County reported 1,534 cases Monday with 1,194 presumed recovered and 107 deaths.

Columbiana County had 1,665 cases Monday with 1,430 presumed recovered and 60 deaths.

Trumbull has the eighth-most deaths out of the state’s 88 counties, while Columbiana, which hasn’t had a death reported since June 30, has the 13th most.


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