LBPHD: Wednesday, September 23 COVID-19 Update; Risk Dial Moved Up To Elevated

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

The cases were reported from:
Greeley (3) – community spread, contact with known positive
Howard (2) – community spread, a contact with known positive
Sherman (1) – community spread
Garfield (1) – community spread

All known close contacts have been asked to quarantine.

LBPHD has reported that one case that was previously reported to Howard County has been corrected to Greeley County

Twenty-four recoveries have also been reported in Howard (12), Greeley (4), Sherman (3), Valley (3), Custer (1), and Loup (1) counties

District Totals: Positives 265Recovered 223Deaths 10/ Negative Tests: 4729

Blaine: 0/0/0
Custer: 79/74/4
Garfield: 7/5/0
Greeley: 23/16/0
Howard: 95/78/5
Loup: 3/3/0
Sherman: 27/21/1
Valley: 30/25/0
Wheeler: 1/1/0

LBPHD Risk Dial

The dial has increased this week and now sits in the orange. The increase is attributed to an increase in the weekly percent positivity of tests and the number of cases being classified as community spread. Other factors that figure into the risk dial calculation include healthcare capacity, testing availability, and the ability to conduct contact tracing efficiently.

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