The Perfect Enemy | Cuyahoga, some northern Ohio counties are yellow for moderate COVID-19 spread on CDC map - cleveland.com
April 13, 2024

Cuyahoga, some northern Ohio counties are yellow for moderate COVID-19 spread on CDC map – cleveland.com

Cuyahoga, some northern Ohio counties are yellow for moderate COVID-19 spread on CDC map  cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County and several surrounding counties were designated yellow, for moderate COVID-19 spread on the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map.

Joining Cuyahoga in the yellow category were Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties. Nearby Erie, Huron, Mahoning and Trumbull counties also were in the yellow classification.

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.

Elsewhere in Greater Cleveland, Portage, Medina and Summit were designated green, for low COVID-19 spread.

The CDC map is updated late each Thursday.

Looking at Ohio as a whole, 30 Ohio counties were designated yellow, and 58 classified green. No county was classified red for high COVID-19 spread.

Last week, the state-wide tally was one county classified red, 29 counties designated yellow and 58 green.

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

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.

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.

March 10 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: Green (low transmission)

Portage County: Green (low transmission)

Summit County: Green (low transmission)

March 2 county designations

Ashtabula County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Cuyahoga County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Geauga County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Lake County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Lorain County: Green (low transmission)

Medina County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Portage County: Yellow (medium transmission)

Summit County: Yellow (medium transmission)

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Julie Washington covers healthcare for cleveland.com. Read previous stories at this link. Also:

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