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Ohio COVID-19 roundup: 84 counties now at red level

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Each county in Ohio now exceeds the CDC’s threshold for top incidence, which is 100 circumstances per 100,000 residents.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A journey advisory continues to be in impact for folks coming into Ohio from different states with testing charges of 15% or increased for COVID-19.

The advice is that individuals self-quarantine for 14 days after coming to Ohio from a type of states. The checklist is being up to date weekly.

In accordance with the Ohio Division of Well being, the Buckeye State’s positivity for COVID-19 stays above 15%. The ODH recommends that Ohioans stay residence apart from obligatory journeys.

As of December 23, different states at 15% or increased are:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah

Gov. Mike DeWine says folks ought to self-quarantine at residence in or a lodge. This is applicable to guests in addition to individuals who stay in Ohio getting back from trip or enterprise journey. The governor has mentioned that that whereas the advisory is not an order, it is really helpful that or not it’s adopted. 

In the meantime on Thursday, the Ohio Division of Well being reported that 84 of the state’s 88 counties are at purple degree within the COVID-19 Public Well being Advisory System. 4 counties (Hocking, Vinton, Gallia and Monroe) are at degree three orange. 

The ODH provides that each county in Ohio now exceeds the CDC’s threshold for top incidence, which is 100 circumstances per 100,000 residents. 

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Firstly of August, the statewide common of circumstances per capita in the course of the earlier two weeks was at 101. As of this week’s replace, the statewide common is 769 circumstances per 100,000 residents in the course of the previous two weeks. There are also 7 counties which might be at 1000 or extra, which signifies that not less than 1 out of each 100 residents has examined optimistic for COVID in the course of the previous two weeks and are susceptible to spreading it to others.

The ODH additionally experiences that originally of August, about 12% of Ohio’s ICU sufferers have been COVID-19 optimistic, or 1 out of each 8. Now, that quantity is as much as 31%. That signifies that at this time, 1 out of each three ICU sufferers is COVID-19 optimistic.

You’ll be able to watch Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus briefing from Wednesday, December 23 under:

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