The Perfect Enemy | Cuyahoga County still yellow, but Medina, Summit, Portage now green for low COVID-19 spread: CDC map - cleveland.com
January 29, 2023

Cuyahoga County still yellow, but Medina, Summit, Portage now green for low COVID-19 spread: CDC map – cleveland.com

Cuyahoga County still yellow, but Medina, Summit, Portage now green for low COVID-19 spread: CDC map  cleveland.com

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CLEVELAND, Ohio —Cuyahoga County remained classified yellow, but three Northern Ohio counties flipped from yellow to green classification for low COVID-19 spread on the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map this week.

Those counties — Medina, Portage and Summit — were last designated green in early November.

Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties were classified as yellow this week for moderate COVID-19 spread.

Nearby Erie, Huron, Mahoning and Trumbull counties remained designated yellow this week.

People who live in yellow-designated counties, and are at risk for severe COVID-19, should ask their healthcare provider whether they should wear masks or take other precautions, according to the CDC.

The CDC map is updated late each Thursday.

Across Ohio, Lawrence County at the southern tip of the state was the only Ohio county classified red. In addition, 33 Ohio counties were designated yellow and 54 were designated green for low COVID-19 spread. It was the highest number of Ohio counties designated green that the state has seen since mid-November.

Last week, the statewide tally was 10 counties classified red, 44 yellow and 34 green.

People in red counties with high transmission are advised by the CDC to wear masks indoors. Counties are considered to have high transmission levels when community coronavirus circulation could overwhelm local hospitals.

Counties are classified as low (green), medium (yellow) or high (red) under the CDC’s system for estimating the risk of COVID-19 infection.

The CDC color-coded designations were introduced on Feb. 25. In early March 2022, all of Ohio’s counties were green or yellow; none were red. In late August, a majority of Ohio’s counties were red.

Jan. 19 county designations

Ashtabula County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Cuyahoga County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Geauga County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Lake County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Lorain County: Red (high transmission)

Medina County: Green (low transmission)

Portage County: Green (low transmission)

Summit County: Green (low transmission)

Jan. 12 county designations

Ashtabula County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Cuyahoga County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Geauga County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Lake County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Lorain County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Medina County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Portage County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Summit County: Yellow (medium transmission)

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