Summit County returns to red

Bob Morehead

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.

5 Comments

  1. Dumb Grandpa on September 14, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    .005% !!!!!!!!!!!!! I will take my chances Billy Fearful. It is all a hoax. The numbers are false. Wake up from your nap Grandpa. Time to open your eyes.



  2. FREE THINKERS ARE DANGEROUS on September 14, 2020 at 6:42 am

    BE SAFE AND VIGILANT BARBERTON. OFFICERS YOU ARE BEING HUNTED BY THE TERRORIST ORGANIZATION BLM. BURN LOOT MURDER. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PROPEL CRIMINALS INTO HEROS. FENTANYL FLOYD….



  3. Vote! on September 11, 2020 at 5:52 am

    Election is near. They are trying to push the mail in stuff. All about the Agenda.



  4. Concerned Grandpa on September 11, 2020 at 5:49 am

    Well, well…Just in time for school opening to be in full swing. Students in the classroom and athletics on the field. Get ready folks, the s**t is soon to hit the fan. Hope the Board of Education and the Superintendent are prepared to explain to parents of infected kids why they opened up while the neighboring districts were smart enough not to. Imagine if a kid catches the virus and spreads it to family members. I pray I am wrong, but common sense tells me disastrous results are about to befall the Magic City!



  5. Jean McCloskey on September 10, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    With all the testing false positives…how do we know this is true? Too much BS from scientists and politicians and people in charge. I don’t trust any of the official postings.



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