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:
- Measure ID R1: Positivity Rate (Weekly)
- Measure ID R2: Trajectory of Cases
- Measure ID R4: Average Daily Hospitalization
- 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.
For COVID-19 case number updates within the West Central District Health Department Jurisdiction, check the WCDHD Dashboard.