After spike, COVID-19 community levels low again in southwest Ohio – The Cincinnati Enquirer

The community levels of COVID-19 once again are at the lowest possible level in southwest Ohio, the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.

Levels in Butler and Clermont counties dropped from high to low in a week. In addition, the community level in Hamilton County ‒ the most populous in the Cincinnati region ‒ has bumped down from medium to low, as did the level in Warren County.

The CDC updates the community level for each U.S. county each Thursday based on COVID­-19 hospitalizations and cases.

A high community level in the CDC ratings brings a recommendation to wear masks indoors and on public transit. The medium level now in Boone, Campbell, Kenton and four other counties in Northern Kentucky brings that recommendation for those with chronic illnesses and weak immune systems. People in counties with low levels should proceed as normal with caution.

See the chart below for details on all 16 counties in the Cincinnati region.