Oct 16, 2020 2:14 AM

WCHD raises COVID Risk Dial, reports 'surge' in cases for 3rd straight week

Posted Oct 16, 2020 2:14 AM
As of October 15, 2020
As of October 15, 2020

News Release WCDHD

The risk dial moved from a 2.35 up to a 2.88 this week, which remains within the elevated risk level. There were changes in the following variables that contributed to the movement in the dial:

We had an increase in the following:

  1. Measure ID R0: Positivity Rate (Overall)
  2. Measure ID R1: Positivity Rate (Weekly)
  3. Measure ID R3: Case Rate per Million
  4. Measure ID R4: Average Daily Hospitalization
  5. Measure ID R6: Ventilator Availability
  6. Measure ID R7: Community Spread
  7. Measure ID R10: Contact Tracing
  8. Measure ID R11: Individuals Affected

Your partnership and collaboration in identifying close contacts is significant in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, bringing our community to a lower risk of spread.

The risk dial will be updated every Thursday after the information is reviewed by the Public Health Command Center. Dial updates are posted to: and the WCDHD Facebook page.

COVID-19 Risk Dial 

For COVID-19 case number updates within the West Central District Health Department Jurisdiction, check the WCDHD Dashboard .