Lucas County among 19 Ohio counties in the red
Lucas Co. joins Wood Co. at Level 3 of the state's coronavirus advisory.
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A total of 19 Ohio counties are now list as Level 3 on the state’s public health advisory system, including Lucas County, Governor Mike DeWine announced Thursday.
That means all of Lucas County will now fall under the mandatory mask order, along with 60% of Ohio’s population currently.
According to DeWine, the county saw 393 new cases over the last two weeks. The average number of cases has quadrupled over the last three weeks, ER visits have doubled, and people seeing a doctor have tripled.
He pointed toward outbreaks at long-term care facilities and at a recent funeral.
The other counties joining Lucas as newly in the Red include Athens, Allen, Delaware, Licking, Richland, Scioto and Union.
To report concerns, call the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department at 419-213-4161, press option 4, and leave a message.
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