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Summit and Lorain Counties reduced to Level 2 coronavirus risk level, per Gov. Mike DeWine

Both Summit and Lorain County have been reduced to the Level 2 coronavirus risk level, according to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

As he revealed the state's new map for coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine had some good news for Summit and Lorain County.

But while both counties have been downgraded from Level 3 to Level 2, DeWine warned that they remain close to returning to Level 3.

"They remain close to the CDC definition of where you have a significant problem," DeWine said.

Earlier this month, DeWine unveiled the four-level risk assessment map, which is intended to show which way each county in the state is trending. DeWine attributed Summit and Lorain County's progress to increased efforts in social distancing and the wearing of protective masks while in public.

Previously, a county being in Level 3 meant that a mandate requiring that county to wear masks while in public would go into effect. But on Wednesday, DeWine enacted a statewide mask mandate, regardless of county level, that will go into effect at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

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