Every Wednesday, CCHD posts a COVID-19 Weekly Update to our Facebook page and this page.
The current case rates are listed on the most recent COVID-19 Weekly Update. Prior to 9/1/2021, CCHD has only reported a daily average case rate. Beginning 9/1/2021, we are reporting both the daily average case rate and a weekly total case rate.
The weekly total case rate is one of two numbers used by the CDC to classify a county as having a High, Substantial, Moderate, or Low transmission level. The transmission level determines the recommendations for mask-wearing.
The other metric used by the CDC to determine transmission level is the positivity rate - the percentage of tests that were positive. The most recent positivity rate for each US County, as released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, can be viewed here (scroll down to the Test Positivity Rates link).
If the case rate and positivity rate would give different transmission levels, the higher level is used.
The current Transmission Level in Cascade County is: