COVID-19 Risk Dials See Small Increase in Saunders and Washington Counties

The Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) updated its COVID-19 Community Risk Dials for the week.

The 3RPHD Jurisdiction saw a decrease in positive cases this week contributing to the dial staying the same at a 1.63.

Dodge County also saw a decrease in positive cases this week. The Dodge County risk dial stayed the same at a 1.75 rating.

Saunders and Washington County did not see the same data results as the overall risk dial and Dodge County. Both risk dials saw a small increase due to different reasons.

Saunders County had an increase in community spread causing the risk dial to rise from 1.63 to 1.75.

Washington County had an increased number of positive cases causing the risk dial to also rise from a 1.63 to a 1.75 rating.

The main factors considered in the risk dials each week include:

  • The increase in the number of COVID-19 cases over the past three weeks.
  • The increase in the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests.
  • The capacity of the district and local healthcare system including the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and the ventilators being utilized by COVID-19 (suspect and confirmed patients).
  • The presence of community clusters and or community spread.
  • The availability of testing in the district and local communities.
  • The availability of 3RPHD to trace all identified contacts of positive cases in 48 hours.

Three Rivers asks that you please stay home if you are sick, stay home if you are being tested for COVID-19, and wear a face-covering when you are outside your home. As a reminder 3RPHD updates the community risk dials each Wednesday, and the 3RPHD Data Dashboard is updated each weekday.

For questions or more information about COVID-19, please call Three Rivers at 402-727-5396, email info@3rphd.org or visit www.threeriverspublichealth.org

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