COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Franklin County has moved to the watch list of turning purple (level 4) in the state’s latest coronavirus advisory map.  

The map released by the Ohio Department of Health, shows 36 counties remain below red (level 3), but only four counties are yellow (level 1). That’s down from five in the previous week.  

The yellow counties include: 

  • Holmes 
  • Noble 
  • Clinton 
  • Brown 

The orange (level 2) counties include:

  • Ashtabula  
  • Carroll 
  • Columbiana  
  • Harrison  
  • Monroe  
  • Tuscarawas  
  • Guernsey  
  • Morgan 
  • Coshocton  
  • Wayne  
  • Knox  
  • Morrow  
  • Hocking  
  • Vinton  
  • Meigs  
  • Jackson  
  • Gallia  
  • Lawrence  
  • Scioto  
  • Adams   
  • Fayette  
  • Preble  
  • Darke  
  • Shelby  
  • Logan  
  • Auglaize 
  • Mercer  
  • Allen  
  • Van Wert  
  • Paulding  
  • Fulton   
  • Williams 

Franklin was the only county on the watch list this week. Putnam County moved from orange to red in the last week, while Carroll, Mercer and Morgan counties moved from yellow to orange.