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CDC: Seneca County now at ‘red alert’ for high community transmission of COVID-19




Tiffin, Ohio — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says Seneca County is now at a “red alert” level for COVID-19.

The color designates a high level of community transmission, meaning more than 100 cases per 100,000 population or more than 10 percent testing positivity in the last seven days, according to the CDC’s website.

As of Sunday, 83.57% of U.S. counties are considered to have a high level of community transmission of COVID-19, according to the CDC.

Seneca County has a positive case rate of 110.55 per 100,000 population over the last seven days.

According to the Seneca County General Health District, 41.9% of Seneca County residents have completed their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday. 39.4% of residents have been fully vaccinated.

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