Hancock County Community COVID Level Increased To ‘High’

Hancock County has jumped up to the ‘high’ level of community transmission of COVID-19 as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Last week the county went down to the ‘low’ level after being at the ‘medium’ level a week before that.

Hancock Public Health is reporting 148 new cases and six new hospital admissions over the last week.

Test positivity is 21.26 percent and cases per 100,000 is 208.49.

Seneca and Allen Counties are also at the ‘high’ level, while Putnam, Wood and Hardin are at the ‘medium’ level and Wyandot at the ‘low’ level.

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Health officials are still urging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if they haven’t already, and to get their boosters if eligible.

For people in a county at the ‘high’ level, the CDC recommends wearing a mask indoors and on public transportation.

People at high risk for severe illness should talk with their doctor about taking additional precautions.

Findlay Mayor Christina Muryn provided the following statement.

“At this time severity is still low so we continue to advise that if you are showing any signs of illness to use precautions. To get vaccinated if you are not and watch for boosters in the near future. Additionally, wear masks in large indoor congregate settings especially if you are high risk. We are monitoring the situation but are not overly concerned.”