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Posted on: October 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] New Numbers Move Hood County Into "SUBSTANTIAL" Risk Category for COVID-19 Transmission

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Hood County is currently at SUBSTANTIAL risk of COVID-19 transmission. 

Continued efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other influenza-like illnesses as we are now in flu season will continue to keep our community active at work and school. CDC community mitigation strategy guidelines are found below.

COVID-19 in Hood County - By the Numbers:

  • 1438 total cases reported to DSHS for Hood County residents
  • 1357 have recovered and were released from isolation, per CDC/DSHS protocols
  • 81 active cases remain isolated (positive COVID-19 PCR nasal swab test reported within last 10 days, plus a few who remain symptomatic longer)
  • 7 current reported hospitalizations, all other active cases have been directed to self-isolate at home
  • 22 total COVID-positive deaths (18 COVID-related, four additional were COVID-positive at time of death)
  • 1329 positive PCR nasal swab tests locally reported (400 since 9-27, some repeated, some positive for residents of other counties)
  • 10.5% positive PCR nasal swab test rate since March 2020
  • 15.3% positive PCR nasal swab test rate since the last report on 9-27 (increased 8.8% from 6.5% on 9-27)

Prevention is Key!

  • Social distancing is best - if you need to get close to others, "mask up"

  • COVER coughs and sneezes with a mask or a sleeve
  • Wash or sanitize hands and surfaces often
  • Get your flu shot to help prevent the spread of influenza-like illness

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