COVID Weekly Update Kiowa County Public Health - December 23, 2020 - 3 deaths

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Published Thursday, December 24, 2020
by Meagan Hillman

DATA 

  • Cases                           80
  • Hospitalizations         3 
  • Deaths                        3

These are cumulative totals as of 12/22/2020 5pm

  • CASES PAST 7 days: 16

TESTS

Kiowa county is currently at 11.34%, down from 14.57% last week. Our goal is to keep this less than five percent. This metric is declining well and has been in the Orange range for the dial the past 2 weeks.

Incidence Rate and Test Positivity 

Incidence Rate (cases/100,000 population) has not yet started trending downward. We need to be <350 to get to Orange on the Dial.

Test positivity (the percentage of positives/total tests done) is declining and is in the Orange as above. Keep up the good work so that we can get the case rate down quickly and ease restrictions.

NEWS

  • Kiowa County is dial level RED.
  • Vaccine! Public Health and the hospital have gotten vaccine. It will be administered according to CDPHE and CDC prioritization. See covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine for more information on prioritization.
  • If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19, or may have been exposed, and are interested in testing, call 719-438-5401 and ask for the lab. 
  • If you are having severe symptoms such as significant trouble breathing, etc. call 911.
  • There continues to be a Mask Mandate for those over the age of 10 in all indoor spaces other than home.
  • Stay home if not feeling well, cover coughs and sneezes, wash hands frequently or use 60+% alcohol-based hand sanitizer, wear a mask/face covering to contain any respiratory droplets and stay at least 6 feet from others. Minimize gatherings.
  • If you have been told to isolate or quarantine, please stay home! The laws and guidance are here: https://covid19.colorado.gov/are-you-sick/isolation-and-quarantine

Call 719-336-8721 with questions. You can check https://covid19.colorado.gov for

information or email pcphdirector@prowerscounty.net with any business/event plans or

questions. We appreciate your patience in this busy and trying time!

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