Herald Staff Writer
After moving back to the orange level and staying there a few weeks, Summit County is back in the red, Ohio’s second-worst COVID-19 alert level, Summit County Public Health announced Sept. 10.
The red level, also called “Level 3,” means the county has “very high exposure and spread” of the novel coronavirus.
“Summit County residents are encouraged to limit activities as much as possible and to follow all current health orders,” Summit County Public Health said.
The health district said the county had logged 56.9 cases per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks, it had a sustained increase in emergency department visits for COVID-19, a proportion of the cases were not in a congregate setting and there had been a sustained increase in hospitalizations.
During his twice-weekly press briefing Sept. 10, Gov. Mike DeWine said several of the new cases are traced to a fraternal organization, although he declined to identify the club.