Montgomery County drops to low COVID-19 community level

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Montgomery County is seeing a downward trend in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, local public health officials say.

Over the past week, the decrease in cases and hospitalizations has led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to designate Montgomery County to the low level in its COVID-19 Community Level Framework.

Data from the week ending in Oct. 5, the two-week incident case rate dropped from 211.4 per 100,000 last week to 180.7 per 100,000 this week, according to a release from a spokesperson for Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County.

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The CDC’s Community Levels framework is used to help communities decided what prevention steps they need to take.

Now that Montgomery County is at a low level, the following actions are recommended:

News Center 7 checked Friday morning and Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Preble, Shelby and Warren counties are also listed a low level communities. Auglaize, Butler and Mercer counties are listed as medium level communities.

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