As he does each Thursday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine revealed the latest map for the state’s coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Advisory System.
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And when he did, it had significant news for Northeast Ohio.
In particular, Summit County, Medina County, Stark County, Portage County and Richland County have now reached a Level 4 ‘purple’ coronavirus risk level — the highest level listed on Ohio’s Public Health Advisory System. A county is labeled Level 4 ‘purple’ when a county meets six of the seven indicators for two consecutive weeks and denotes “severe exposure and spread” of the coronavirus.