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Majority of Miami Valley now under high COVID-19 community level

MIAMI VALLEY — Almost the entire Miami Valley has been upgraded to a high COVID-19 Community Level, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Last week, both Montgomery and Greene counties upgraded to a high community level. WHIO checked Friday and the CDC data showed the Butler, Darke, Champaign, Clark, Logan, Miami, Preble, Shelby and Warren counties have all also been upgraded to a high level.

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Data showed that Auglaize and Mercer counties remained under a medium community level.

Roughly 42 percent of all U.S. counties were considered to be at high community levels, according to the most recent CDC data.

Community levels are determined by “the higher of the new admissions and inpatient beds metrics, based on the current level of new cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days,” according to the CDC.

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According to Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County, when a county is designated at a high level in the CDC’s framework, the following actions are recommended: