Lancaster COVID-19 Risk Dial Significantly Increases on Friday

Lancaster COVID-19 Risk Dial Significantly Increases on Friday

As Coronavirus cases continue to rise across the state, Today the Lancaster County COVID-19 Risk Dial was increased from the middle of “High Risk” to close to “Severe Risk”.

This means residents are advised to follow these recommendations to protect themselves and others:

  • Limit activities outside the home, unless for work, school, medical care, or food.
  • Work from home when possible.
  • Stay at least six feet from anyone outside the home.
  • Face masks should be worn by those over two years old when indoors and when unable to physical distance.
  • Avoid large gatherings.
  • Attend small gatherings and events only with modifications such as physical distancing, face masks, etc.

Five key measures are used to determine the position of the Risk Dial. These include: Case Numbers; Testing Capacity; Positivity Rate; Contact Tracing; and Hospital Capacity.

Here is the latest data by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD): (Updated 10/09/2020)

Overall positivity rate:

  • Lancaster County – remains at 8.6 percent
  • State – up from 10.1 percent to 10.2 percent
  • National – remains at 8 percent

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 positive patients: 59 with 31 from Lancaster County (six on ventilators) and 28 from other communities (five on ventilators).

Lancaster County – % Positive Tests by Week Ending – View Full-Screen