Tiffin, Ohio — Seneca County is now listed at Red Alert Level 3 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System as of Thursday afternoon.
This new rating indicates very high exposure and spread of COVID-19 within Seneca County.
68 Ohio counties are now listed at Red Alert Level 3. In addition to Seneca County, Thursday’s new red counties include: Brown, Delaware, Erie, Hancock, Jackson, Knox, Miami, Paulding, Shelby, Williams, and Wood.
In Seneca County, there is a total of 1,095 cases of COVID-19, according to the Seneca County General Health District as of Thursday morning. 254 of those cases are active while 699 are considered to have recovered.
There have been 21 COVID-19 deaths in Seneca County, and 21 people are currently hospitalized.
Statewide, the Ohio Department of Health reported 7,101 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, above the state’s 21-day rolling daily case average of 4,001.
There were 35 new deaths reported Thursday throughout Ohio, for a total of 5,658.
Hospitalizations are up by 268 as of Thursday, making for a total of 21,558 hospital admissions throughout the state. Admissions to intensive care units increased by 21 on Thursday, for a total of 4,143.
68 of our counties are now red and Franklin and Tuscarawas counties are on our watch list. Today’s new red counties are: Brown, Delaware, Erie, Hancock, Jackson, Knox, Miami, Paulding, Seneca, Shelby, Williams and Wood. 8 of these counties are red for the first time. pic.twitter.com/P78gAXQFNg
— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 12, 2020