65% of Ohio at red level for coronavirus spread


DeWine made the announcement during his Thursday briefing

Ohio Counties, red and yellow levels map

Credit: Ohio Department of Health

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Thursday that 65% of Ohio is at the red level for coronavirus spread.

DeWine made the announcement during his Thursday briefing.

As of Thursday, Oct. 15, a total of 175,843 (+2,178) cases have been reported in Ohio since the pandemic began, leading to 5,038 (+5) deaths and 165,627 (+108) hospitalizations. There are a presumed 147,063 recovered cases in the state.

Along with Mahoning County, there are 28 other counties at the red level.

Trumbull and Columbiana counties dropped out of the red level this week.

The Public Health Advisory Alert System is a color-coded system indicting spread and risk level for the coronavirus.

Red means there is a very high exposure and spread.

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