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Seneca County remains at COVID-19 risk level orange with 356 total cases, 12 deaths reported Staff




Seneca County remained at risk level 2, or “orange alert,” on the Ohio Department of Health’s public health advisory system Thursday.

This comes as the Seneca County General Health District reported a total of 356 cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as of Thursday morning.

Local health officials reported a total of 12 deaths, and there are currently 9 hospitalized with COVID-19 complications.

Statewide, the Ohio Department of Health reported 1,244 new confirmed and probable cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Thursday, above the state’s 21-day reported daily case rolling average of 1,017.

The batch of new cases brings the state’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 118,828.

During his coronavirus press briefing Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine attributed the increase in cases to kids being back in school.

32 additional deaths were reported Thursday, bringing the state’s total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 4,076.

Hospitalizations are up by 107 compared to Wednesday’s data, making for a total of 13,150 reported hospitalizations statewide.

Admissions to intensive care units are up by nine, with a total of 2,929 ICU admissions throughout Ohio.

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