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COVID Risk Dial Remains 'Moderate' in Panhandle

Risk Index at 1.67 Hospitalizations at 4

Panhandle Public Health District continues to report the region's risk level at 1.67 for another week.

As of March 22, there were four active hospitalizations.

Cheyenne County is at a level of 1.5 on the risk dial, and Sidney is at a high risk level (2 to 2.99) with a risk level of 2.2

As of March 15, 36,180 tests were conducted with 8,867 returning positive. There have been 18,985 people vaccinated and 189 deaths since the coronavirus was first identified in the Panhandle. There have been 90 cases from March 8 to March 22 as of March 22.

The three major age groups where cases have been identi...


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