Coronavirus: Champaign County among top counties with highest coronavirus rates in state

Champaign County is among the top three counties in the state with the highest rate of coronavirus based on population, according to data released by the state Tuesday.

Champaign County is ranked number two with 185.2 cases per 100,000 people from July 28 to Aug. 10. Mercer County ranked first for the second week in a row with 293.9 cases.

Clark County came in at 41st with 58.9 cases.

Champaign County has a population of about 39,000 people, according to the U.S. Census. Clark County’s population is about 134,000 people.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Champaign County had 181 cases and two deaths of the coronavirus, according to the Ohio Department of Health’s website. Clark County had 1,178 cases, 13 deaths and two probable deaths.

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