Every Ohio county ‘red’ for high levels of COVID-19 transmission

Every county in Ohio is red, signifying high community transmission rates of COVID-19 as of data from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1.

Every county in Ohio now has a high transmission rate of COVID-19, according to the most recent data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

For the last week, the CDC's map has every Ohio county listed as red

According to data collected between Aug. 26 and Sept. 1, Ohio's statewide community transmission is high, with 303.9 cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days. The seven-day percent positivity rate is between 10% and 14.9%. 

The CDC lists all 50 states and four territories and jurisdictions as red as of Sept. 2. The national seven-day case rate is 323.1 per 100,00 people and the seven-day positivity rate is at 9.58%.

COVID-19 cases:Daily Ohio cases reported can be found here

The counties with Ohio's three largest cities — Cincinnati in Hamilton County; Columbus in Franklin County; and Cleveland in Cuyahoga County — have also seen an increase in cases as the delta variant of the virus continues to spread. 

According to the Ohio Department of Health's COVID-19 dashboard, on Aug. 31 Cuyahoga County reported 301 new cases, Franklin County reported 492 and Hamilton County reported 309.

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