Sep 17, 2020 11:45 PM

WCDHD lowers COVID Community Risk Dial slightly, risk remains in Orange level

Posted Sep 17, 2020 11:45 PM

NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-Officials with the West Central District Health Department lowered the COVID-19 Community Risk Dial slightly on Thursday, however, it still remains in the Orange or "Elevated" level.

The risk dial moved from a 2.19 down to a 2.12 this week, which remains within the elevated risk level.

There were changes in the following variables that contributed to the movement in the dial:

WCDHD reports decreases in the following (please reference the WCDHD risk dial website page for additional information):

  1. Measure ID R1: Weekly positivity rate
  2. Measure ID R3: Case rate per million
  3. Measure ID R12: Medical & Surgical Beds

We had an increase in the following:

  1. Measure ID R2: Trajectory of cases
  2. Measure ID R4: Average Daily Hospitalization

The risk dial will be updated every Thursday after the information is reviewed by the Public Health Command Center. Dial updates are posted HERE.

As of September 17, 2020
As of September 17, 2020