COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sixty-eight of Ohio’s 88 counties are now in “red” Level 3 on the state’s Public Health Advisory System, and all 88 counties have a high COVID-19 case incidence, according to data released by the Ohio Department of Health Thursday.
Two counties, Franklin and Tuscarawas, are on the “watch list” for approaching “purple” Level 4, the highest level on the state’s system, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said.
The eight newly-red counties on the map are all red for the first time, according to Gov. DeWine. Those counties are: Brown, Delaware, Erie, Hancock, Jackson, Knox, Miami, Paulding, Seneca, Shelby, Williams and Wood.
Cuyahoga remains a “red” county but has not moved the Level 4 watch list, as it is currently meeting just four of the seven indicators used by the state’s system.
High case incidence is defined as having over 100 cases per 100,000 people over the last week weeks, and every county in Ohio is currently meeting that metric.
The top 20 Ohio counties ranked by highest case incident are listed below: