Summit County COVID-19 community level ranges from medium to top Akron Beacon Journal


The COVID-19 community level for Summit County rose from “medium” to “high” from a week ago for this week,&nbspaccording towards the Cdc and Prevention.

The CDC data, released&nbspweekly on Thursdays, reveal that Stark and Wayne counties both moved from “low” to “medium,” Portage County continued to be at “high” and Medina County continued to be at “medium” from a week ago for this week.

Cases, hospitalizations and hospital-bed usage continue being generally&nbspincreasing&nbspin Ohio and across the nation.

Medical officials still believe situation figures are underreported as increasing numbers of people either don’t test or take at-home tests out on another report their good results. Summit County Public Health Commissioner D Skoda has stated that it is believed cases are most likely eight occasions greater than what’s reported.

When Portage and Cuyahoga counties gone to live in “high” a week ago, Kent Condition announced that face coverings are actually needed inside around the primary Kent campus, the school of Podiatric Medicine, the Cleveland Feet and Ankle Clinic, and also the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. Face coverings will also be needed inside at Kent State’s Trumbull campus, as Trumbull County remains in a “high” level.

In “high” counties, the CDC recommends putting on a mask inside in public places, remaining up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines and becoming tested if showing COVID-19 signs and symptoms, stating that individuals at high-risk for certain illness might want to take additional safety safeguards.

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COVID-19 community levels in Northeast Ohio

The CDC community level is dependant on a mix of three metrics — COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 residents, hospital bed capacity and cases per 100,000 residents. The COVID-19 community level&nbspis based on the greater from the new admissions and inpatient beds metrics, in line with the current degree of new cases per 100,000 population previously 7 days.

COVID-19 community levels were calculated Thursday, August. 4. New COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population (seven-day total) were calculated using data from This summer 28-August. 3. New COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population (seven-day total) and number of inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients (seven-day average) were calculated using data from Jul 27-August. 2.

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Listed here are information regarding the most recent COVID community levels in Greater Akron:

• Summit County is “high,” up from “medium” a week ago, coupled with 200 cases per 100,000 (up from 172.45 a week ago and 144.36 a few days before), 11.1 new COVID hospitalizations per 100,000 (lower from 12.1 a week ago) and 4.9% of staffed inpatient beds being used by COVID patients (slightly up from 4.6% a week ago).

• Portage County is “high,” just like a week ago, coupled with 224.66 cases per 100,000 (slightly lower from 229.59 a week ago), 11.1 new COVID hospitalizations per 100,000 (lower from 12.1 a week ago) and 4.9% of staffed inpatient beds being used by COVID patients (slightly up from 4.6% a week ago).

• Stark County is “medium,” up from “low” a week ago, coupled with 185.91 cases per 100,000 (up from 166.48&nbsplast week), 11.7 new COVID hospitalizations per 100,000 (up from 9.9 a week ago) and 5.9% of staffed inpatient beds being used by COVID patients (up from 5.3% a week ago).

• Wayne County is “medium,” up from “low” a week ago, coupled with 159.02 new cases per 100,000 (up from 136.55 a week ago), 11.7 new COVID hospitalizations per 100,000 (up from 9.9 a week ago) and 5.9% of staffed inpatient beds being used by COVID patients (up from 5.3% a week ago).

• Medina County’s COVID-19 level is “medium,” just like a week ago, coupled with 196.39 new cases per 100,000 (up from 176.36 a week ago), 11.1 new COVID hospitalizations per 100,000 (lower from 12.1 a week ago) and 4.9% of staffed inpatient beds being used by COVID patients (slightly up from 4.6% a week ago).

• Cuyahoga County is “high,” just like a week ago, coupled with 237.4 new cases per 100,000 (up from 228.08 a week ago), 15.1 new COVID hospitalizations per 100,000 (just like a week ago) and three.9% of staffed inpatient beds being used by COVID patients (slightly lower from 4.1% a week ago).

Statewide, 3 counties remain “low”: Seneca and Hancock. Ohio’s 86 other counties are “medium” or “high.”

Contact Beacon Journal reporter Emily Mills at&nbspemills@thebeaconjournal.com&nbspand on Twitter&nbsp@EmilyMills818.

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