Ohio Governor Mike DeWine revealed on Thursday that 5 Northeast Ohio counties stay at a Stage 4 ‘purple’ COVID-19 danger stage.
When Ohio Governor Mike DeWine unveiled the state’s newest Public Well being Advisory System final week, it confirmed that seven Northeast Ohio counties had reached a Stage 4 ‘purple’ coronavirus (COVID-19) danger stage — the best stage within the system.
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And whereas solely two counties — Lake County and Lorain County — have since dropped to Stage 3 ‘purple,’ as of Thursday, Medina County, Portage County, Richland County, Stark County and Summit County every stay at Stage 4 ‘purple,’ which denotes “extreme publicity and unfold” of the coronavirus.
These 5 Northeast Ohio counties account for the one Stage 4 ‘purple’ counties within the state. In the meantime, Cuyahoga County has dropped off the watch record for Stage 4, however stays at Stage 3, which denotes “very excessive publicity and unfold” of the coronavirus. Ashland County has been added to the watch record, which signifies that it at the moment meets six of the seven indicators, however has but to take action for 2 consecutive weeks.
To achieve Stage 4, a county should meet six of the seven essential indicators for 2 consecutive weeks. In October, DeWine stated that he would not introduce extra restrictions for counties that attain Stage 4, as he did when he initially carried out a masks mandate for counties that reached Stage 3. A statewide masks mandate no matter coronavirus danger stage has since been carried out.
“We’re not going to situation extra orders,” DeWine stated at a press briefing on Oct. 28. “It is only one extra piece of data. Going into purple is a sign that doubtlessly we’ve a hospital downside.”
On Thursday, Ohio reported 11,738 new coronavirus instances — its fourth-highest single-day whole because the begin of the coronavirus pandemic. You’ll be able to watch the whole thing of Gov. DeWine’s press briefing within the video beneath.