LBPHD: Wednesday, September 2 COVID-19 Update; Risk Dial Moved Back To Moderate From Elevated

LBPHD: Five new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the nine counties of Loup Basin’s district since Monday.

The cases were reported from:
Valley (2) – community spread and contact with known positive
Sherman (2) – community spread and travel outside of the district to an area known for high rate of transmission
Custer (1) – community spread

All known close contacts have been asked to quarantine.

Three new recoveries have been reported since Monday all residing in Custer County.

District Totals: Positives 192Recovered 164Deaths 10/ Negative Tests: 4246

Blaine: 0/0/0
Custer: 73/63/4
Garfield: 5/5/0
Greeley: 10/8/0
Howard: 65/56/5
Loup: 2/1/0
Sherman: 17/14/1
Valley: 20/17/0
Wheeler: 0/0/0

LBPHD has resumed updates three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

LBPHD Risk Dial

After two weeks in the orange, the dial has moved back to yellow. There continues to be community spread in Valley and Custer counties that if not stopped could tip the dial back into the orange. Other factors that figure into the risk dial calculation include healthcare capacity, testing availability, and the ability to conduct contact tracing efficiently.

Disclaimer: this risk dial is determined utilizing district-wide data and may not represent an individual county’s current status.

Click here for more information on the COVID-19 Risk Dial.