Ohio saw an uptick in COVID-19 cases this past week, with an increase from 13,047 to 13,895 reported.
According to the Ohio Department of Health, hospitalizations in the state are also on the rise over a three-week period, going from 666 cases to 709 cases, reported Jan. 5.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties at a high community level. Mercer County in Pennsylvania is also listed as high.
Community level is determined by newly reported COVID-19 cases in a county as well as hospital admissions.
The CDC encourages mask usage, social distancing and self-monitoring for symptoms in areas with high community levels to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Free at-home testing kits are available in Cushwa Hall. For more information, visit ysu.edu/coronavirus-information.