Miami County Elevated to Level High in the CDC Community COVID-19 Levels Framework
Provided by Miami County Public Health
MIAMI COUNTY - Miami County has been experiencing an upward trend of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations for the past several weeks, and due to this increase, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised Miami County from LOW to HIGH level in its COVID-19 Community Level Framework.
As of the week ending July 20, the case rate per 100,000 population is 277.6 for the last 7 days. This is an increase over case rate from the previous week of 157.8 cases per 100,000 population. The rate of new hospitalizations has increased as well to 13.5 admissions per 100,000.
COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.
When a county is designated at a high level in the CDC’s framework, the following actions are recommended:
Wear a mask indoors in public regardless of vaccination status
Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
Get tested if you have symptoms
Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness
If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, learn more about how to protect yourself with additional CDC recommendations for each COVID-19 Community Level.
Adults 50 years old and older may be eligible for a 2nd booster. Additionally, CDC surveillance data show that adults ages 50 years and older with two boosters had 4 times lower risk of dying from COVID-19, compared to people who received one booster. For information on how to receive a COVID vaccine go to COVID 19 Information.