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Central District Health Department lowers risk dial into orange

The Central District Health Department has lowered their risk dial from the red severe risk...
The Central District Health Department has lowered their risk dial from the red severe risk level to the orange high risk level.(Central District Health Department)
Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 10:50 AM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Central District Health Department has lowered their risk dial from 3.3 to 2.7, moving them from the red severe risk level to the orange high risk level.

Teresa Anderson, Executive Director of CDHD said there are several factors in determining the risk dial move. “We look at total tests, ICU bed and ventilator availability in our district’s hospitals, and we also factor in the overall positivity rate for the amount of people we are testing. The ICU numbers are down enough and our testing is high enough, so we were able to lower the dial for now,” she said.

The move into the orange risk level is a first in months. “This is the first time we have been able to lowered the risk dial into the orange range in months. We will look at things again next week and go for there,” said Anderson.

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