Northern Ohio: Counties reporting the most severe cold & flu symptoms include Cuyahoga, Lake, Summit

CLEVELAND - Flu season is getting into full swing across the country, and some areas are getting harder hit than others – even in northern Ohio.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed Ohio among more than 20 states in the highest category for activity level of influenza-like illness, as of the last week in December.

Neighboring states of Pennsylvania, Indiana and Michigan are also in the highest category – all colored in red on CDC's map.

The health website WebMD created an interactive map showing a county-by-county breakdown of which counties are showing the most cold and flu symptoms. The map grades each county on a scale from 1 to 5. Here's a listing of counties in northern Ohio:

Most Severe (No. 5):
- Ashland
- Ashtabula
- Cuyahoga
- Lake
- Medina
- Richland
- Stark
- Summit
- Trumbull
- Tuscarawas
- Wayne

Severe (No. 4):
- Erie
- Geauga
- Holmes
- Huron
- Lorain
- Mahoning
- Portage
- Sandusky

Moderate (No. 3):
- Crawford
- Morrow

Mild (No. 2):
- Carroll

Most Mild (No. 1):
- Harrison

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