County Unveils New Dashboard of COVID-19 Info - PCR Testing Options Researched and Expanded
CONTACT: Susan Lilly, Public Information Officer, San Miguel County
(April 22, 2020) -- San Miguel County, CO – County Public Health, working with county GIS (Geographic Information Systems), unveiled a new COVID-19 “dashboard” Wednesday, a visual display of relevant county and regional data and trends.
“We realized that our community could benefit from having access to user-friendly visuals of different data points to help stay informed,” Grace Franklin, County Public Health Director said.
The dashboard includes the total number of county COVID-19 cases and results from two types of PCR tests. The Telluride Regional Medical Center and the Uncompahgre Medical Center in Norwood typically get results from PCR nasal swab tests within 72 hours. A newer PCR saliva test that also gives results in 72 hours is being used at TMC.
“We continue to collaborate with both clinics to meet testing demands with reliable tests,” Dr. Sharon Grundy, County Medical Officer said. “Testing is one of the components that allows public health to move forward in our road-map to recovery.”
There is an English and Spanish version of the dashboard available.
For English, go to: www.sanmiguelcountyco.gov/c19dashboard
For Spanish, go to: www.sanmiguelcountyco.gov/c19estadisticas
Local data will be updated as new information becomes available. Regional case data is provided by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) and is updated by the state once daily.
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