(September 1, 2020) – San Miguel County, CO --- Public Health has confirmed zero new positive cases from test results received August 29 – September 1, keeping the total case count at 89 with zero active cases.
The COVID dashboard has recently been enhanced with additional metrics including positivity and incidence rates. Incidence and positivity rates are critical measures because they give an indication of how widespread infection is in the County. Both are calculated on a two-week basis from Thursday-Thursday, and will be published every Tuesday. Metrics are calculated within this time-frame due to processing time for test results.
Based on data from August 13-27, San Miguel County’s current positivity rate is at 0.7% and incidence rate is at 24.5. These low rates mean that the risk of getting COVID-19 in the County is lower at this time. However, it’s important to remember that coronavirus transmission can increase again at any time, and maintaining the five commitments is the best way to minimize a flare up.
“Reporting positivity and incidence rates on two-week cycles is standard practice,” said Public Health Director Grace Franklin. “These types of measurements require a longer time-frame to give us the bigger picture view and allow us to see longer term trends.”
San Miguel County will continue posting caseload updates twice a week. The next update will be published on Friday, September 4.
Five Commitments of Containment:
- Wear a mask
- Maintain six-feet of physical distance
- Minimize group size
- Wash hands frequently
- Stay home when sick and get tested
For up to date coronavirus information visit: https://www.sanmiguelcountyco.gov/coronavirus