Franklin County First in the State to go "Purple"


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--For the first time since Governor Mike DeWine implemented the color-coded advisory map for the spread of coronavirus in Ohio, a county has risen to the highest level, and that is Franklin County.

DeWine Thursday indicated the Franklin County has met 6 or more indicators of the spread of coronavirus in the community for at least two weeks.

The indicators include emergency room visits, hospital admissions, and outpatient visits due to coronavirus.

DeWine says it a sign that there sustained impacts on health care systems.

Three other Ohio counties are also in danger of going to the "purple" level 4--Lorain, Montgomery, and Lake counties. That depends on new data for next week.