Central District risk meter lowers

Dial now at Moderate level
The Central District Health Department has lowered their risk level.
The Central District Health Department has lowered their risk level.(Central District Health Department)
Published: Feb. 16, 2021 at 12:01 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Central District Health Department has become the latest district in the state to lower their COVID-19 risk meter.

The new rating of one-point-nine of a scale of four brings the meter down to the Moderate (yellow) Risk level. The previous reading from the week prior was two-point-one, which is in the Elevated (orange) Risk level.

The district is also reporting on their web site that for the week ending February 13, they received reports of 135 new cases of COVID-19 in their three-county area, which includes Hall, Hamilton and Merrick Counties. Their positivity rate of people tested for the same week was at 28-percent which ties for the lowest rate since the week of December 26, when it was 24-percent. There have been two other weeks at 28-percent during that time span.

With the lowering of the risk meter, all health districts that serve the Tri-Cities are now in the Moderate (yellow) level. The South Heartland District Health Department and the Twin Rivers Public Health Department, have both dropped their ratings as well.

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