Butler Co. continues to climb list for highest occurrence of COVID-19 cases

Gov. DeWine gives update on COVID-19 response

COLUMBUS, Ohio (FOX19) - Butler County continues to rise on the list of the highest occurrence of COVID-19 cases per county.

With 246.1 cases per 100,000 people between Aug. 25 - Sept. 7, Butler County is now No. 2 on the state’s list, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

Butler County reported a total of 943 new COVID-19 cases between those dates, the ODH’s data shows.

This is now the second week in a row Butler County has moved up the county-by-county list.

Gov. Mike DeWine said at that time Miami University was impacting that ranking, primarily due to students testing positive following house parties.

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