LUCAS COUNTY, Ohio — Lucas County moved into a "high" community level for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to the CDC.
Multiple precautions are recommended by the CDC for counties with high community levels, including:
For people at high risk for severe illness, additional precautions may also be needed, according to the CDC.
The CDC uses multiple factors to determine COVID-19 Community Levels.
As of Thursday in Lucas County, the case rate per 100,000 is 207.07. New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 is 16.9. And the percentage of staffed inpatient beds in use by patients with confirmed COVID-19 is 5.6%.
The low, medium and high community levels are used by the CDC to help "convey how much COVID-19 is impacting your community using data on hospitalizations and cases."
The CDC also recommends individual-level prevention steps based on the community level. For a high community level, the CDC says individuals can wear a high-quality mask or respirator. And those who "are at high risk of getting very sick, consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where you could be exposed."
The COVID-19 Community Levels for other counties in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, as of Thursday, are below:
- Defiance: Medium
- Erie: Medium
- Fulton: Medium
- Hancock: Low
- Henry: Low
- Huron: High
- Lenawee: Medium
- Monroe: Medium
- Ottawa: Medium
- Paulding: Low
- Putnam: Medium
- Sandusky: Medium
- Seneca: Medium
- Williams: Medium
- Wood: High
- Wyandot: Medium
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