Ohio Coronavirus Positivity Rate Lowest Since Start of Pandemic


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--There was a new low in Ohio's fight against coronavirus on Monday.

The Ohio Department of health reported that the 7-day moving average positivity rate for testing across the state dropped to 3%, the lowest since the pandemic started.

Back in April, that figure was a high as 23%.

Officials also point out that the testing capacity for coronavirus in Ohio is much higher now than back in the spring. There's been over 30,000 tests administered in Ohio for the past four days.

As for the new numbers, there were 856 new cases reported on Monday, for a total of 145,165. The 21-day average is just over 1,000.

There were 8 new deaths reported Monday, with just over 4,600 total deaths reported.