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CDC lowers Summit County’s COVID spread to ‘low’

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AKRON, Ohio — Summit County dropped a level in the Center’s for Disease Control Prevention’s latest update for COVID-19 community spread. 


What You Need To Know

  • Summit County uses the CDC Community Levels rating, which is a color-coded map tracking COVID-19 spread—green is low, yellow is moderate and orange is high
  • The rating is determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions and the total number of new COVID-19 cases
  • The county’s COVID-19 reported cases decreased

Summit County is now reporting a Community Level Low/Green following a decrease in cases, dropping from the yellow level indicating moderate spread.

The weekly metrics from the county included a case rate per 100,000 population of 152.49, dropping from 228.65. New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population of 9.9 and hospital beds being used by confirmed COVID-19 patients is at 4.3%

(Courtesy of CDC Data Tracker)

The recommendations for county residents include: Staying up on vaccines, test if symptomatic, wearing a mask if exposed to COVID, staying home if sick and optional masking. 

For more information about the COVID-19 Community Level, click here. For more information on Summit County’s COVID-19 situation, click here. 

Contact the COVID-19 Call Line (330) 926-5795 for additional questions. The call line is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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