After four weeks at a level 2 (orange) advisory, Clermont County has been moved to a level 3 advisory under the Public Health Advisory System.
“While we never want to see us go into the red, the rate of transmission and spread of the virus in Clermont County has remained fairly constant over the last month, so we are hopeful we can get back into the orange soon.”
The two indicators that triggered the increase from a level two to a level three advisory are related to visits to hospitals and healthcare providers. The ED visit and outpatient visits had been declining over the last few weeks, but recently they have increased. Under the system created by the Ohio Department of Health, a sustained increase of five days within the last three weeks is enough to trigger each of those indicators.
A county that meets four or five of the seven indicators will be placed under a level 3 advisory.
Clermont County meets four of the seven indicators by the Ohio Department of Health. Those indicators are:
For more information on the Public Health Advisory System, click here
For a full list of the alert indicators, click here
To see the data for Clermont County, click here
“We just want to remind everyone to continue the practices of mask-wearing, social distancing and avoiding crowded areas to continue to limit the spread of the virus,” said Nesbit.
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