Health. Pike COVID-19 risk levels considered low

| 03 Mar 2023 | 02:35

Going into the first week of March, 2023, COVID-19 risk levels in Pike County are now considered “low” according to a recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) review, down from “moderate” levels a week earlier.

Covid Act Now - an independent nonprofit founded by volunteers in March 2020 - provides a three-color COVID community risk level score for every state, county and metro area in the country based on weekly new reported COVID cases, weekly COVID hospital admissions and the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID patients. The information is based on the CDC’s Community Level framework.

According to Covid Act Now, the CDC recently updated their COVID framework to capture what the CDC calls “COVID-19 Community Levels.” These changes reflect the now decreased risk of severe illness and death from COVID due to vaccines, therapeutics, and past COVID infections, as well as other developments. Its aim, according to Covid Act Now, is to help communities across the country live safely with the coronavirus.

The COVID-19 Community Level and associated metrics are updated by the CDC each Thursday. Log onto to use the CDC’s integrated data tracker by state, county or city.