Oct 09, 2020 1:30 AM

WCDHD raises Community Risk Dial amid 'surge' in COVID cases

Posted Oct 09, 2020 1:30 AM
As of October 8, 2020
As of October 8, 2020

NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-The West Central District Health Department (WCDHD) says a continued surge in COVID-19 cases in their jurisdiction has prompted a rise on the Community Risk Dial.

The risk dial moved from a 2.12 up to a 2.35 this week, which remains within the elevated (Orange) 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 R1: Positivity Rate (Weekly)
  2. Measure ID R2: Trajectory of Cases
  3. Measure ID R4: Average Daily Hospitalization
  4. Measure ID R12: Medical & Surgical Beds

WCDHD says the community's 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 HERE and the WCDHD Facebook page.

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