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Seneca County upgraded to Level 2 on Ohio Public Health Advisory System, 23 counties now Level 3

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TIFFIN — Seneca County has been upgraded to risk Level 2 (orange) on Ohio’s Public Health Advisory System as of Thursday.

Level 2 indicates a county with increased exposure and spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Ohio Department of Health updates county rankings every Thursday. With the addition of eight new counties Thursday, 23 counties are now listed as risk Level 3 (red), indicating very high exposure and spread of COVID-19.

“Residents should continue to consider their own individual risk for illness before leaving home and follow all the preventative measures for slowing the spread of COVID-19,” the Seneca County General Health District said in a Facebook post Thursday.

Local and state health officials encourage individuals to do the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • Wear a mask while in public
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Avoid mass gatherings
  • Avoid travel to states with high positive testing rates
  • Stay home if you’re sick

The Seneca County General Health District on Thursday reported a total of 97 cases of COVID-19 in the county. Two people have died with COVID-19 in Seneca County, and one person is currently hospitalized.

Statewide, there are 80,186 total cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday at 2 p.m. 3,256 people have died with COVID-19 throughout the state, and there is a total of 9,968 hospitalizations in Ohio.

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