Two days past the predicted peak of coronavirus cases in Ohio, the number of new cases continues to rise. 

Across the state, the number of cases has swollen in recent days, but health officials caution that is more a sign of an increase in testing. 

As of Tuesday afternoon, the total number of confirmed cases of the virus is at 13,250, an increase of 734 from the previous day. That number increases to 13,725 when factoring in the CDC's expanded definition, which also includes some rapid testing and some who have symptoms and are known contacts of confirmed coronavirus patients. 

The total number of new cases per day has fallen consistently short of the numbers projected by the Ohio State University model that Dr. Amy Acton and the Ohio Department of Health have been using. 

The number of new cases continues to rise in Mahoning county, but the trend in recent days has continued to show signs of slowing. 

As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 622 confirmed cases of the virus in the county, an increase of 14 from the previous day. The average number of new cases per day last week was 20, but Tuesday represents the fourth day in a row that the number of new cases has fallen below that average. 

One consistent trend in Mahoning county's cases is that while women make up the majority, 55 percent, of all cases, men represent the majority of those who are hospitalized or die from the coronavirus. 

The number of deaths from the virus remain high, at 55, but in recent days has fallen behind Cuyahoga county for the most in the state. Still, Mahoning County's population is considerably smaller than Cuyahoga's, making its death toll significantly higher than other counties. 

Of those in Mahoning county who have died of the disease, 96 percent had some underlying health condition and have a median age of 81. 

53 percent of the deaths in the county have been residents of longterm care facilities. 

Columbiana County Health officials on Tuesday announced the death of a 71-year-old resident of a local long-term health care facilities was due to the coronavirus.

The man, who was reported to have underlying health conditions, is the 15th person and the fourth long-term care facility resident to die from COVID-19 in the county since the start of the worldwide pandemic.

Health officials have not released the name of the long-term facility where the latest death occurred.  State officials last week posted a list of nursing homes and long-term facilities that reported coronavirus cases. 

The state named ten Mahoning County facilities and three Trumbull County facilities but did not list any in Columbiana County, even though local health officials had previously confirmed COVID-19 cases in Columbiana County long-term care facilities.

That list, which did not include information deaths at the facilities, was taken off the internet after disputes over accuracy.  State health officials say that list will be posted again on Wednesday in a different form.

Columbiana County health authorities say the deaths of six inmates of the Elkton Federal Correctional Institution have also been linked to the outbreak.

As of Tuesday, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons reported 51 inmates and 40 staff members at Elton had tested positive for coronavirus.

Overall, Columbiana County has 184 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, eight more cases than the 176 reported on Monday.

In Trumbull county, there are now 257 confirmed cases of the virus, with 21 deaths. 

Initially, the state had expected as many as 10,000 new cases of the virus per day, but since social distancing efforts and the state's "stay at home" order went into effect, those estimates have decreased dramatically. That model called for the virus to peak on April 19 with about 1,600 new cases per day, still about 300 more cases than were actually reported that day. 

Now, the state looks ahead to try to find ways to safely reopen the state in a gradual manner without causing cases to spike. 

DeWine has cautioned, though, that that process will be extremely slow since until there is a vaccine, Ohioans will remain susceptible to the coronavirus. 

On Monday, the governor ordered schools closed for the remainder of the school year, with no guarantees for how they may be able to reopen in the fall.