Cuyahoga At "Substantial" Level For COVID Transmission

(Cleveland) - Over the weekend, Cuyahoga County reached a level of COVID-19 transmission defined by the Centers for Disease Control as "substantial." That means there have been between 50 and 100 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in the last seven days. The CDC has created a map that points this out.

It's at "substantial" and "high" levels in which the CDC recommends mask wearing indoors for everyone, even those people who are vaccinated.

Across Northeast Ohio, most counties are now at the "substantial" level. Exceptions are Lake, Summit, and Ashtabula Counties, which are all at "moderate," or between 10 and 50 new cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days. Ashland County is "high," with more than 100 transmissions per 100,000 in seven days.

In a tweet posted Monday, Cuyahoga County Health Commissioner Terry Allan said, "CDC data indicates that Cuyahoga County is now at 'substantial transmission' of COVID-19 and recommends masks indoors for everyone, including those that are vaccinated." A health department spokesman told The Plain Dealer/ that there would be a Wednesday afternoon news briefing to go over the data, and to issue recommendations.

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