COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Ohio has now passed more than 200,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in the state.
As of Monday, Oct. 26, a total of 200,231 (+2,116) cases have been reported in Ohio since the pandemic began, leading to 5,217 (+11) deaths and 18,235 (+140) hospitalizations.
On the latest public health advisory map from the state Department of Health, Scioto and Lawrence counties are at level 3, or red, in our region. Jackson, Vinton, Gallia and Meigs counties are at level 2, or orange. There are 38 counties at level 3, the most since the pandemic began.
There are now 74% of Ohioans living in counties at level 3. And 71 counties are showing a high incidence of disease spread, per CDC guidelines.