Butler County returns to Level 3 in state’s health advisory system due to spike in Oxford virus cases

The county has met four out of the seven COVID-19 indicators, including a spike in outpatient visits per day. Miami University students are a big reason for that spike.

As of Wednesday, the school reported 704 total cases, with 60.5 percent of those cases reported between Monday and Wednesday, according to the school. There were 249 new reported cases on Monday and 132 on Wednesday.

Off-campus parties are the primary reason for the spike of virus cases, said Miami University President Gregory Crawford, who appeared with DeWine during the governor’s statewide news conference on Thursday.

“The surge in cases really demonstrates the aggressive nature of this virus,” Crawford said.

Source: Butler County returns to Level 3 in state’s health advisory system due to spike in Oxford virus cases