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COVID Numbers Improve

Risk Dial Falls to Center Point, 2.0 from 2.5 with No Hospitalizations

The numbers on the COVID Risk Dial continue to improve, maintaining the halfway point while reporting no hospitalizations as of March 1. The report of Friday, Feb. 26, include three hospitalizations in the Panhandle.

The previous week's positivity rate was 7.5 percent.

As of February 26, the COVID Risk Dial maintained by the Panhandle Public Health District shows a steady improvement. The dial has moved from 2.5 last week to 2.0, exactly the half-way point between low and severe risk of COVID-19 spread.

As of Friday, there were three active hospitalizations related to COVID. Since the virus wa...


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