3RPHD Weekly COVID-19 Risk Dial Update

The Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) released its weekly COVID-19 Community Risk Dial update for the week.

 

3RPHD Jurisdiction:

  • 3.25 Current Week
  • 3.13 Previous Week

This week the 3RPHD jurisdiction increased to 3.25 due to an increase in the positivity rate, increase in the number of cases, increase in community spread, increase in usage of ventilators, and an increase in regional hospitalizations due to COVID-19.

Dodge County:

  • 3.25 Current Week
  • 3.00 Previous Week

Saunders County:

  • 3.38 Current Week
  • 3.38 Previous Week

Washington County:

  • 3.25 Current Week
  • 3.00 Previous Week

 

“As of yesterday, our total case count was 4,396 cases, during the past seven days we had 661 new cases and during the last 14 days, we have had 1,223 new cases. We are at a critical point where we need everyone to do their part to keep their loved ones healthy and safe,” said Terra Uhing, Executive Director of Three Rivers Public Health Department.

Please avoid the 3 C’s—Crowded Places, Confined Spaces, and Close Contact.

 

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.

 

As a reminder,  3RPHD updates the community risk dials each Wednesday, and the 3RPHD Data Dashboard is updated each weekday.

To view the dashboard, visit threeriverspublichealth.org/COVID-19/COVID-19-Updates

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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