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7 Northeast Ohio counties hit Level 4 purple COVID-19 risk level

Seven Northeast Ohio counties have reached Degree 4 ‘purple’ COVID-19 threat stage, whereas Cuyahoga County is on the watch listing.

As he does every Thursday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine revealed the newest map for the state’s coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Well being Advisory System. 

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And when he did, it had important information for Northeast Ohio.

Specifically, Summit County, Medina County, Stark County, Portage County and Richland County have now reached a Degree 4 ‘purple’ coronavirus threat stage — the very best stage listed on Ohio’s Public Well being Advisory System. A county is labeled Degree 4 ‘purple’ when a county meets six of the seven indicators for 2 consecutive weeks and denotes “extreme publicity and unfold” of the coronavirus.

In the meantime, Lake County and Lorain County stay ‘purple,’ as they had been final week, as does Montgomery County in Southwest Ohio.

Moreover, Cuyahoga County is one in all three Ohio counties to have been positioned on the watch listing for Degree 4 ‘purple.’ Whereas formally, Cuyahoga County remained labeled as Degree 3 ‘pink,’ which denotes “very excessive publicity” and unfold of the coronavirus, it at the moment possesses six of seven indicators required for purple, however has but to take action for a second consecutive week. In different phrases, if Cuyahoga County’s outlook would not enhance by subsequent week, it can formally transfer to ‘purple’ for the primary time because the Public Well being Advisory map was launched in July.

Along with Cuyahoga County, Fairfield County and Madison County have additionally been positioned on the watch listing for Degree 4 ‘purple.’ In October, DeWine mentioned that he would not introduce extra restrictions for counties that attain Degree 4.

“We’re not going to difficulty extra orders,” DeWine mentioned at a press briefing on Oct. 28. “It is only one extra piece of data. Going into purple is a sign that doubtlessly we have now a hospital drawback.”

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