On Wednesday, the ODH also moved Montgomery County to the highest warning level — purple level 4 —on the color-coded Ohio Public Health Advisory System due to severe virus spread. Warren County was among 11 counties moved to the level 4 watch list.
The updated list includes: Alabama, Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Wyoming is at the top with positivity rates of 57.3%.
“Ohio itself is approaching 15% positivity and all Ohioans should be cautious,” Gov. Mike DeWine posted on Twitter.
Ohio’s positivity rate is 14%, up from 13% last week, the ODH reported.
Those who enter Ohio after travel to the states on the travel advisory map are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. This includes Ohioans and visitors.
Jen Roppel Balduf covers breaking news for the Dayton Daily News. She earned a bachelor of science in journalism degree from Ohio University and also writes for the Journal-News, Springfield News-Sun and Dayton.com.