WATCH: Cuyahoga County Board of Health and county officials hold COVID-19 briefing

Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Posted at 10:42 AM, Jan 05, 2022

CLEVELAND — The Cuyahoga County Board of Health and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish held a virtual news briefing to discuss the current surge of coronavirus cases in the county.

Watch the briefing in the media player below:

Board of Health Commissioner Terry Allan and Board of Health Director of Epidemiology Jana Rush spoke during the briefing.

Cuyahoga County is experiencing the highest surge of COVID-19 of any county in the state, with a case rate of 3,023 per 100,000 residents over the last two weeks in December, according to Ohio Department of Health data, more than double the statewide average.

RELATED: Ohio Department of Health reports single-day record for new COVID-19 hospitalizations

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Download the News 5 app for free to easily access local coronavirus coverage, and to receive timely and limited news alerts on major COVID-19 developments. Download now on your Apple device here, and your Android device here.

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.

Vaccinating Ohio - Find the latest news on the COVID-19 vaccines, Ohio's phased vaccination process, a map of vaccination clinics around the state, and links to sign up for a vaccination appointment through Ohio's online portal.

See data visualizations showing the impact of coronavirus in Ohio, including county-by-county maps, charts showing the spread of the disease, and more.

Rebound Northeast Ohio News 5's initiative to help people through the financial impact of the coronavirus by offering one place to go for information on everything available to help and how to access it. We're providing resources on:

Getting Back to Work - Learn about the latest job openings, how to file for benefits and succeed in the job market.

Making Ends Meet - Find help on topics from rent to food to new belt-tightening techniques.

Managing the Stress - Feeling isolated or frustrated? Learn ways to connect with people virtually, get counseling or manage your stress.

Doing What's Right - Keep track of the way people are spending your tax dollars and treating your community.

We're Open! Northeast Ohio is place created by News 5 to open us up to new ways of thinking, new ways of gathering and new ways of supporting each other.

View a map of COVID-19 testing locations here.

Visit Ohio's Coronavirus website for the latest updates from the Ohio Department of Health.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.