Right now, all four Southwest Ohio counties have their highest per capita rates of new cases since the pandemic began. The rate indicates that community spread of the coronavirus is strong and rising. All four are shown at red, the second-to-worst level, on the state’s COVID-19 risk map.
The red levels don’t stop in Ohio. The three largest counties in Northern Kentucky now are at that rate.
Dearborn and Ohio counties are no longer at the “red” level of virus spread, according to Indiana state health officials. Dearborn County surpassed 1,300 cases Saturday, with new positives up 20% from a week ago.