10 Tri-State counties are considered ‘significant areas of high transmission’ for COVID-19

10 Tri-State counties are considered ‘significant areas of high transmission’ for COVID-19

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Ten counties in the Tri-State are considered “significant or high transmission” areas for COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dearborn, Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Grant, Gallatin, Butler, Clinton, Brown and Adams County are in the red (high) or orange (significant) levels on the CDC’s cards.

High transmission is classified as locations with more than 100 cases per. 100,000 over a seven-day period.

Significant transmission is defined by the CDC as areas with 50 cases per. 100,000 over a seven-day period.

Hamilton, Clermont and Warren are not areas where COVID-19 is considered highly or significantly transmissible, according to the map.

Hamilton County sees an increase in cases, but Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman said they do not see the levels as some other counties.

“We are not quite there yet in Hamilton County, but because we are seeing a significant number of cases right now, we want to encourage people to be careful when they are out and about,” Kesterman said.

People in areas with “significant” and “high” transmission of COVID-19 are now advised to wear masks indoors, the CDC announced Tuesday. The recommendation is for everyone, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated.

In addition, the CDC now recommends that all teachers, staff, and students in kindergarten through 12th grade schools wear masks, regardless of their vaccination.

The CDC cited the latest recommendations as a result of the delta variant spreading in unvaccinated people across the country.

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