Mary Alice Reporting – 

Some of the latest data is showing that COVID-19 community level is rising in many counties, including Tuscarawas.

The Centers for Disease Control noted, on August 4th, that 97% of the state’s 88 counties are at the medium (yellow) or high (orange) community level.

Tuscarawas County was bumped into the orange parameter for the first time since the CDC began the level system in late February 2022.

On Friday, the Tuscarawas County Health Department sent out the latest update which noted that there are five inpatients with a confirmed diagnosis in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital.

The community is asked to maintain good handwashing hygiene and if feeling ill, consider taking additional precautions.  

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