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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Local COVID Numbers Regress Slightly

Risk Dial Moves from 2.17 to 2.5


February 10, 2021

The COVID-19 Risk Dial, a summary of conditions in the Panhandle Public Health District, was updated Monday, Feb. 8, to reflect a slight increase in the coronavirus impact.

In the February 1 report, the risk level was at 2.17. The number increased to 2.5 as of February 8. As of February 8, there were 14 active hospitalizations, a total of 33,765 tests completed with 8,486 returning positive, 7,090 people vaccinated and 180 deaths related to the coronavirus.

As of Feb. 1, the COVID-19 positivity rate for the Panhandle Region has dropped to 15.1 percent.

Since the Panhandle Public Health Dist...

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