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Richland County among 11 counties with COVID-19 case rate over 1,000

Stark County in top 20 for highest occurrence
88 counties ranked covid-19
Posted at 4:29 PM, Dec 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-10 16:29:33-05

CLEVELAND — During a press conference Thursday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine released the state’s top counties for high occurrence of COVID-19 cases and several counties in Northeast Ohio are near the top.

On the list of all 88 counties ranked by highest occurrence of COVID-19 cases, Richland County made the top 10, ranked fourth on the list for highest occurrence with 1,134.9 cases per 100,000 people.

Richland County, among ten others, have a case rate above 1,000, meaning one out of every 100 people those counties have tested positive for COVID-19.

Stark County also made the top 20 with 966.5 cases per 100,000.

While some counties have much lower occurrence rates, they are still seeing very high rates of spread.

In Holmes County, where the occurrence is the lowest in the state, there is still a case rate of 348 per 100,000—higher than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s threshold for high incidence.

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