The latest update involving the Ohio Department of Health’s Public Health Advisory System has only one county remaining at Level 4 purple, while four others have moved back into Level 3 red.
Richland is now the sole Level 4 county. Medina, Portage, Stark and Summit County have each been downgraded to Level 3. All five counties are in Northeast Ohio.
From WEWS News 5 Cleveland:
“We’re seeing counties move to the Watch List and then purple when we’re seeing worsening trends in cases and healthcare indicators, and then a return to red when these all plateau at a very critical level,” Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said on Thursday.
DeWine said when the map was created, it provided a projection of where the virus was spreading, but since nearly all counties are at very high exposure, it’s not as helpful as an early warning sign.
Updated Advisory System map: We have one county continuing at purple: Richland. Miami County is new to the watch list. Wyandot County is red for first for the first time ever. pic.twitter.com/TbCnxR4nl1
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) December 17, 2020
Nearly all of Ohio’s 88 counties, with the exception of five, are at Level 3.
Wyandot County has reached Level 3 for the first time and Miami County is now on the watch list for Level 4.
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Article Courtesy of WEWS News 5 Cleveland
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