The Centers for Disease Control is reporting “high” Covid-19 community levels in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties in Ohio and Mercer County in Pennsylvania.

 The CDC’s Covid-19 map last updated on Friday, has Mahoning, Trumbull, and six other Ohio Counties at the “red” high level.  Mercer is the only Pennsylvania County with a “high” community level.

Columbiana County is at a “medium” level based on information from hospitals.

The CDC reports that as of the day before Thanksgiving Mahoning County had 446 Covid cases, which is a 39% increase from the previous week.  Trumbull County’s 327 cases translated to a 10% increase from the week before.  Mercer County had 52 cases, which was a 4% reduction over the week long period.

The CDC recommends that people in communities with high Covid levels wear masks at public indoor settings and on public transportation. It is also recommended that people with symptoms get tested.

Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness, according to the CDC.

People are also advised to make sure their vaccinations are up to date.