COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – In the latest Ohio coronavirus advisory map, 38 counties are now considered Level 3 (red).
This is the highest number of cases since Ohio began releasing the map, and an increase from 29 counties since last week.
The counties that are red include:
There are only four yellow (Level 1) counties in the state, while the rest are orange (Level 2).
“It’s getting worse by the minute, and we see the data recorded very single day. The numbers are just going like this,” DeWine.
During his Thursday briefing, Governor Mike DeWine said 74% of Ohioans are living in a red county and 92.8% are living in a red or high incidence county. Only 1% of Ohioans are living in a yellow county.
“For my fellow Ohioans who have felt that until now, the virus really did not impact their life or their family and that they would react when it was really serious. I say to them that the time is now. It is time for all of us to come together,” DeWine said.
DeWine also announced that three counties are on the watch list to move to Level 4 (purple). Those are Clark, Cuyahoga and Hamilton counties.
“The government is not going to come knocking on your door to make sure you aren’t having a party. We all have a personal responsibility to take precautions and stay safe,” DeWine said.
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